Manchester United are preparing to part ways with goalkeeper David de Gea.
Reporter Florian Plettenberg of Germany’s ‘Sky Sports’ said on his personal SNS on the 17th (Korean time), “I heard that Manchester United are not considering a one-year extension of David de Gea at this stage. 1. But De Gea wants to stay until 2023 and beyond.”
De Gea is already in his 11th year at Manchester United. He left Atlético Madrid in 2011 for Manchester United and played 507 matches in all competitions, conceding 552 goals and keeping 174 clean sheets.
De Gea followed the team’s decline with the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson two years after his arrival. However, De Gea quietly performed his role and became a strong support for the team. De Gea won the English Premier League (EPL) once, the English Football Association Cup (FA Cup) once, the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) once, and the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League once. was also awarded.
He even went through a slump once. De Gea’s form declined after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and he also competed with Dean Henderson for the starting position. However, he has regained his starting position and is consistently wearing gloves under manager Erik Ten Hag.
But De Gea has a fatal flaw. It’s the build-up ability. De Gea defends Manchester United’s net with brilliant saves and flashing reflexes, but his footing is not good, so he usually tries long passes while receiving passes from his teammates. As a result, there are more cases of giving the ball to the opponent in vain. The opponent knows this and tries to put strong pressure on De Gea and comes up with a strategy to induce him to kick the ball long. 토토
Weekly wages are also quite high. De Gea is receiving £350,000 a week (about 540 million won). This is the number 1 weekly wage on his team. He also has the highest weekly salary among EPL goalkeepers. Kepa Arizabalaga, who earns the second highest weekly wage, is receiving £150,000 (about 230 million won).
In the end, it is known that Manchester United are contemplating a contract extension. De Gea has a contract with Manchester United until June 2023. However, if he does not sign a new contract, he can freely negotiate with other clubs according to the Bosman rule from January 2023, and he becomes a free agent (FA) right after the contract expires and can leave the team.