Uncertainty over David De Gea’s future at Old Trafford continues to mount as the club has begun their search for a new goalkeeper.
The Spaniard’s contract at United will expire at the end of the season. As of yet, no terms are agreed between the club and the player to tie him for a long term. However, it is believed that United will trigger the 12-month extension in De Gea’s contract if he doesn’t sign a new contract until the start of January.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have opened their search for a possible replacement, should they fail to keep De Gea at the club. According to the latest reports, Brighton’s goalkeeper Matthew Ryan has been monitored by the United scouts.
Ryan is probably not a name most fans would have hoped to see. But, the Australian international has earned a deserved reputation because of a number of solid performances since moving to England in 2017.
The 26-years-old goalkeeper has previously played for some mediocre clubs including Club Brugge, Valencia, and Genk. He joined the seagulls following their promotion in 2017 for around £5million. Ryan still has a three and a half years left on his current deal, however, he would be keen to move to Old Trafford.
United to sell David De Gea?
Manchester United will be forced to sell David De Gea this summer. If the Spaniard continues to reject offers from United till January then it will be made clear that the player wants out. It will be pointless to keep him for another year and then let him go for free.
Although there won’t be a threat from Real Madrid for the pursuit of De Gea, there are still a number of big names in Europe who are looking for the opportunity to get their hands on one the best goalkeepers in the world.
Juventus and PSG have emerged as strong candidates to sign De Gea, with the former ready to make the goalkeeper second highest paid player at the club after Cristiano Ronaldo.