Images purporting to be of Manchester United's new goalkeeper kit for next season have surfaced online.
In recent weeks the web has been flooded with images claiming to be of the Red Devils' new home and away kits released by footyheadlines.com, and now the goalkeeper jersey has followed suit.
The image shows a simple luminous green/yellow strip with a rounded neck, and also features the iconic Adidas stripes on the sleeves. The German manufacturer will take over the job of producing Manchester United's kits as of next season from Nike having agreed a 10-year deal worth £750 million.
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The major question at Old Trafford is who could be wearing the kit next season. There are more than a few doubts over the future of David de Gea, who is out of contract with Manchester United in less than 18 months.
So far the Spanish international has refused to commit his future to the club amidst reported interest from Real Madrid, who are hopeful of getting a deal done this summer. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal admitted last month he was struggling to convince De Gea to sign a new deal, and said the former Atletico Madrid man was in control when it comes to negotiations.
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“It takes a long time now,” the Red Devils boss said when asked about the status of De Gea's contract talks. “It can always happen, but I am not the boss.
“The player is the boss and he can say yes or no. I want him to stay, but you will have to ask David de Gea, not me. He has to sign, but we have offered him a lot of money.”
If De Gea does head to the Bernabeu, then it could fall to former Barcelona veteran Victor Valdes to take up the number one spot. The 33-year-old signed an 18 month contract back in the January transfer window having been training with the team in his recovery from a serious knee injury.
If Van Gaal decides he needs a replacement for De Gea, recent reports have suggested that Tottenham shotstopper Hugo Lloris as a potential target.
The Frenchman is said to keen on playing Champions League football next season and may try and force his way out of White Hart Lane in the summer window.
There's no question that David de Gea has been Manchester United's best player this season - his outstanding save against Crystal Palace which helped secure a return to the Champions League seemed to sum his campaign up.
However he is running down his contract and will have zero value before long. That puts Van Gaal in a difficult position and if he's not confident that De Gea will commit his future then he has to pull the trigger on a deal this summer. Valdes is a more than adequate replacement and Lloris is even better than the Spaniard with the ball at his feet so he has options. If Gareth Bale is on the table as an option too, all the better.