David De Gea has risen to goalkeeping fame with Manchester United. Week in and week out, the shot-stopper has been displaying electric form as he denies shots that would otherwise be destined to be brilliant goals.
However, after spending six years at Old Trafford and repeatedly putting off a Real Madrid move, the 26-year-old may now begin to seek a fresh challenge. One European powerhouse, in particular, is just waiting to swoop in.
As per Don Balon, the Spaniard is seriously considering a move to Paris Saint-Germain in a potential transfer that will make him the world’s highest paid goalkeeper. The renewed interest from the French capital is a result of failed attempts elsewhere.
The cash-laden side is reportedly refusing to meet the £89 million release clause of Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak. Instead, at £62 million, De Gea will certainly be a cheaper and more rewarding alternative.
The move, if it comes across, will certainly make PSG a force to be reckoned with on all fronts. With the attacking options of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar acquired this summer, a keeper of De Gea’s world-class potential is truly all they require to ensure European glory.
Further, Mourinho has already begun planning life without his star keeper, and the same source believes that the United boss has inquired into whether or not Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma will be ready to take the No.1 spot at United.
At 18, the Italian shot-stopper is certainly an apt option for the Premier League giants. However, with the manner in which he has been performing for Milan, it is unlikely that the Rossoneri will let him go easily.
With PSG stepping up interest and Madrid being left behind, Mourinho will have to do some smart bit of business to ensure that the Mancunian side isn’t left for the worst should De Gea depart. Besides, apart from the financial benefits, is Paris really the apt place that’s challenging enough for the Spaniard?
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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