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Manchester United to offer David de Gea to clubs this summer

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Manchester United are set to offer David de Gea to clubs across Europe in an attempt to get him off their wage books in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The 30-year-old Spanish international signed a new deal with the club in September 2019 when he was going through a poor patch of form. Unfortunately for the player and the club, he has failed to get back to anything like his best and he now is a cause of concern rather than someone who rescues the club regularly with his utterly brilliant and unbelievable reflexes.

Instead the emergence of Dean Henderson after two years on loan with Sheffield United has seen a superior option for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and he has signed his own five-year contract that means he is likeliest to be considered the first-choice goalkeeper going into next season.

Unsurprisingly, De Gea’s £375,000-a-week wages are unsupportable if he is no longer one of the best players in the world and the club would be pleased to get rid of him in the summer, according to various reports. He is now expected to leave if a buyer can be found, but given how much money he is on it is almost inevitable that his wages would be subsidised to facilitate an exit, or perhaps he would be given a payoff to leave.

Paris Saint-Germain could be a viable option for De Gea, with their financial resources meaning that he could be accommodated, and a fresh start might well be enough to reinvigorate the player. Given Mauricio Pochettino is in charge at PSG they could probably offer him a defence that would put him under less mental strain, which may help him readjust to life without the constant worry of wondering just what mistake is about to unfold in front of him.