David de Gea declines Manchester United’s offer for a contract.
Even though his current contract expires at the end of the season, David de Gea reportedly rejected a contract offer from Manchester United.
Old Trafford has employed the 32-year-old goalkeeper since 2011. In all, De Gea has played 529 times for the team.
During his tenure with the Red Devils, De Gea has won the Premier League, FA Cup, Europa League, and two League Cups.
More than any other goalkeeper in United history, the Spaniard has kept more clean sheets. There have been rumors that he may finally leave the club, though.
There were rumors that Erik ten Hag was thinking about getting a new goalkeeper with better ball-handling abilities who could play out from the back.
According to The Athletic, De Gea has now declined United’s offer of contract extension. Despite the possibility of negotiations leading to a “positive conclusion.”
At the moment, De Gea makes £375,000 per week. In addition, he earns the highest salary of any goalkeeper in the world, though United wants to lower it.
If compromise is not possible, United may consider other options. David Raya, the goalkeeper for Brentford, has been linked to the organization, though.
Gary Neville told The Overlap: “I think he’s going to become available, and Raya would be a good replacement for De Gea.”
The Overlap quoted Gary Neville as saying, “I think he’s going to become available, he has a year left.” Neville believes Raya would be a good De Gea replacement. He could step up, in my opinion.”
Meanwhile, David James, a former Premier League goalie, has pleaded with United to take a look at signing Robert Sanchez, a star for Brighton.
“If United is looking for a player with Premier League experience to replace [De Gea], I think Sanchez could be the one,” he said to Lord Ping.
“He could turn into an absolute monster,” someone said.
In the Premier League, Brentford and Brighton both had successful campaigns. Right now, the positions of the two clubs in the table are seventh and eighth, respectively.