David de Gea: Manchester United goalkeeper set to become a free agent

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On Friday, David de Gea’s contract with Manchester United will expire. It has not yet been announced whether he will stay at Old Trafford.

It is understood that after being agreed upon, the contract extension’s framework was modified.

As a result, both parties have taken a step back to evaluate the issue and their desired course of action.

De Gea will not resume face-to-face discussions until after this period is done because he is getting married this weekend.

The 32-year-old Spanish goalkeeper has been with the team for 12 years and has appeared in 545 games.

The four-time United Player of the Year last year took home the Premier League Golden Glove for the second time thanks to his 17 shutouts.

At the conclusion of the previous campaign, both De Gea and manager Erik ten Hag expressed confidence that the player would remain with the team.

Although he might still sign a deal, the Spaniard is now free to join for any club as of Saturday after being allowed to negotiate pre-contract terms with foreign suitors in January.

De Gea signed a record-breaking contract in 2019 that paid him £375,000 per week, and United has been pressing him to accept a significant wage cut.

De Gea’s deal would still place him among the best goalkeepers even at a scaled-down level, and it is tough to imagine him maintaining such standards.

It is understood that preliminary talks have been held with highly regarded Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana of Inter Milan. Ten Hag is on a tight budget, though, and before making a bid for 27-year-old Onana, they would need to sell since they have already agreed to pay Mason Mount from Chelsea £55 million and United are looking for a center-forward.

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