Man United Could Make A Move For PL Goalkeeper If De Gea’s Contract Isn’t Extended

Manchester United's David de Gea and Liverpool's Alisson after the match.

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Man United face some important financial decisions after the big splurge on stars like Casemiro and Antony during the summer transfer window to strengthen Erik ten Hag’s squad.

The Red Devils’ wage bill reached a Premier League record £384 million for last season. A number of big earners departed Old Trafford at the end of the season, but the start of a new rebuild under Ten Hag also saw six new signings.

As per the Telegraph, United’s salaries increased by £61.6m from the previous year following the return of Cristiano Ronaldo. Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane also joined the club during the period where the English giants made a net loss of £115.5m.

Now, the hierarchy is weighing up whether to extend David de Gea’s contract by another year. The Spaniard, who signed a new deal worth in excess of £350,000 per week in 2019, is the world’s highest paid goalkeeper. However, his performance under the Dutchman has been below par, to say the least.

With less than 12 months remaining on his current contract, United are assessing their long-term plan.

A change of No 1 could lead to United making a move for Everton’s Jordan Pickford. The England international is an appealing target for Premier League clubs due being a homegrown player. Further, he will just have one season left on his contract at the end of the campaign.