David de Gea has been the preferred choice in goal for Man United for over a decade. But there are uncertainties about whether to trigger his one-year extension clause or let him depart from Theatre of Dreams for free.
David passed every obstacle with ease to become the number one custodian at Man United, and his immediate status is not under threat. But Man United have hit a record high as far as their wage bill is concerned. Their annual salary cost has blown out of proportion to an astronomical figure of £384.2m, with Ronaldo being at the forefront.
David de Gea is the second-highest paid on that list with a weekly wage of £375,000, and the Red Devils hierarchy is currently in two minds regarding the player’s future. With a summer transfer window that saw them spend over the top, Man United’s annual wage bill could soar a few notches, and the management is thinking to tap into alternate options.
Everton shot-stopper Jordan Pickford has been lined up as David de Gea’s possible successor should the current campaign prove to be the Spaniard’s last at Man United.
England international is destined for greatness soon as the goalkeeper is just 28 and is yet to enter his prime years. With less than two years left on his current deal with Everton, the Merseyside club might listen to offers rather than losing the high-value asset for free.