United prepares to pay David
Gea a dazzling reward when this summer, according to the ‘Mirror’, he throws out the Madrid goalkeeper and three other goalkeepers from the team. De Gea will leave Old Trafford at the end of the season and lead a great cleanup of goalkeepers.
De Gea, 30, is leaving because manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has full confidence in Dean Henderson as his number one after his great season on loan at Sheffield. But the Madrid goalkeeper, who charges 350,000 pounds a week (412,000 euros), still has two years left on his contract and the Reds will have to fork out a large part of that 42 million euro contract to get him off the salary bill.
United are currently spending a staggering £ 570,000 a week (670,000 euros) on five senior goalkeepers, and the club’s American owners want that reduced.
Henderson sealed a five-year contract worth 100,000 pounds a week last summer (117,000 euros). Sergio Romero, 34, earns £ 70,000 but was allowed to play the final months of his contract in Argentina after an inexplicable decision was made to block a proposed move to Everton last year.
Lee Grant, 38, and Joel Pereira, 24, earn 30,000 a week and 20,000 a week respectively and will also become free agents at the end of the season. Huddersfield are paying a percentage of Pereira’s salary after signing the former Portugal U21 star on loan.
Solving the De Gea riddle will be one of United’s top priorities. They value it at 50 million pounds (58.8 million euros), but that is likely to be a prohibitive price after the crisis that the pandemic has left.