Man Utd Demand £50m Transfer Fee To Sell Long-Serving Player
Manchester United have reportedly decided to offload David De Gea in the summer and hope to raise as much as £50 million by selling the player.
The former Atletico Madrid keeper has lost his place in the side in the latest weeks after attending the birth of his child in Spain, which finally handed youngster Dean Henderson the chance to stake his claim to become a regular first-team player in the Premier League.
Dean has impressed during his stint between the sticks, keeping four clean sheets in six matches during De Gea’s absence.
He has kept his spot since David’s return and there’s now a sense at the club that it is time for the Englishman to takeover as permanent no.1.
The stopper is United’s top earner on £350,000 per week and he’ll have two years to run on his contract by the end of the season.
United value the Spaniard at £50 million according to the Mirror but that asking price could prove too high for sides in the current financial climate.
The club may therefore have to subsidise the star’s departure by continuing to pay some of his wages or giving him a pay-off.
De Gea and defender Phil Jones are the only remaining members of the roster to have won the Premier League and the England centre-half is also expected to depart in the summer.
Sergio Romero is out of contract at the end of the term and will leave on a free transfer, meaning the 24-year-old Joel Pereira could be given the chance to become Henderson’s understudy next term.