Manchester United have done really well to keep hold of David de Gea for so long.
The Spaniard has been one of the best players in the world in his position for a few years now.
He’s good enough to be play for any team, and yet he finds himself at a club in Man United who have disappointed since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
That was more than five years ago. And yet, despite failing to compete for a Premier League title in the years since, De Gea still finds himself between the sticks at Old Trafford.
He nearly left for Real Madrid in 2015, but Los Blancos didn’t go in for him again after that failed attempt.
But it seems as though De Gea’s exit from Man United could very well be imminent.
According to the Daily Mail, he is set to join Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires at the end of the season.
De Gea's £300,000 p/w offer
De Gea has reportedly been offered £300,000-per-week at PSG, which would make him the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world.
It would be a major blow to Man United to see their best player leave - but it’s understandable why he’d be unwilling to sign a contract extension.
The Mail add that the Red Devils are already eyeing potential replacements. Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is of interest.
That makes sense. Pickford has enjoyed an impressive rise in recent years and he’s part of a new wave of goalkeepers who are comfortable with the ball at their feet.
Yet Pickford’s style still concerns Gary Neville, who is used to seeing a more dominant figure in goal.
“He’s not my idea of what a goalkeeper would be. I always thought a keeper should be dominant,” Neville said.
“I was always of the Peter Schmeichel, the big presence. He [Pickford] doesn’t look huge in goal but is agile and does make great saves.”
The Mail add that PSG can get around Financial Fair Play restrictions to sign De Gea by selling Neymar to Real Madrid.