Man United have decided to offload David De Gea this summer and hope to raise as much as £50m by selling the Spaniard. Spain international has lost his place in the side in recent weeks after attending the birth of his child in his homeland, which finally handed Dean Henderson the chance to stake his claim to become a regular starter in the PL.
Henderson has impressed during his stint between the sticks, keeping four clean sheets in six games during David’s absence. He has kept his spot since De Gea’s return and there’s now a sense at the club that it is time for Dean to take over as permanent no.1.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper is the Red Devils top earner on £350,000-a-week and he’ll have two years to run on his deal by the end of the campaign. Red Devils value the Spanish goalkeeper at £50m but that asking price could prove too high for clubs in the current financial climate.
Man United may therefore have to subsidize David’s departure by continuing to pay some of his wages or giving the Spaniard a pay-off. De Gea and Phil Jones are the only remaining members of the squad to have won the PL and the England defender is also expected to depart this summer.
Sergio Romero is out of contract at the end of the campaign and will leave on a free transfer, meaning Joel Pereira, 24, could be given the opportunity to become Henderson’s understudy next campaign.