Manchester United could pay David De Gea £20 million to leave this summer if Paris-Saint-Germain make a move for the goalkeeper

Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer goalkeeper David De Gea £20 million if he leave the club this summer, rather than run his contract down and leave as a free agent next summer. Reports surfaced during the past week that Paris Saint-Germain is interested in the Spanish goalkeeper after it was reported that Gianluigi Buffon will leave the club this month.

United activated the additional one-year option in De Gea’s contract this season, stopping him from leaving the Theatre of Dreams as a free agent this summer. There were reports of the player being offered a new contract at United also, but he wanted to become one of the clubs highest earners, with Alexis Sanchez earning around £500,000 a week, including bonuses.

It is expected, according to the reports, that the French champions will place a bid between £60-£75 million for De Gea this summer, instead of waiting a year to sign the player as a free agent. De Gea could be key to the French club winning the UEFA Champions League, maybe. Obviously, playing in the elite European competition is better than playing in the UEFA Europa League.

It is a shame that it seems De Gea will leave United, whether this summer or next. He has spent eight years at the club, winning one Premier League title, three FA Community Shields, one FA Cup, one EFL Cup and on UEFA Europa League. It was expected that the player could have been able to win more with United but the past six years have more often than not been a failure.

It seems long gone that a club like Real Madrid are interested in De Gea, after miraculously failing to sign him in the summer 2015 transfer window, all because of late paperwork, which meant the Spaniard signed a new long-term deal at Old Trafford, which is set to expire next summer, after the extra one-year clause was activated.

The fact that, if true, United will offer the player £20 million to leave this summer, would suggest they are eager to turn over a new leave and admit defeat in keeping the goalkeeper at the club. If the players contract expires and he leaves as a free agent, he could make a lot of money signing for a club without a contract next summer. It is thought that the reported £20 million payment could tempt him.

It is unknown what United would do if De Gea did leave this summer. They have Sergio Romero, who still has two years remaining on his contract and Lee Grant, who was signed last summer, having a year left. Dean Henderson, who had a great season at Sheffield United, could be involved, however, it is expected that he will spend another season on loan at the South Yorkshire club, who won promotion to the Premier League last season.

United have been linked with AC Milan goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, who could leave the club for £53 million this summer and with Mino Raiola’s suspension from acting as a football agent this summer, which was originally filed but the FIGC in Italy then made worldwide by FIFA, being lifted, a move could materialise, if both parties were interested in agreeing on a deal for the 20-year-old. United has also been linked with Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, once again.

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