MU targets Pickford instead of De Gea
De Gea’s contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season but MU has the option to automatically extend it for a further 12 months. MU has not yet decided whether to activate the contract with the Spaniard.
David de Gea is 31 years old this year, the second highest salary in the team after Ronaldo, with £ 375,000 per week. The Red Man believes that the player born in 1990 is no longer in the long-term plan of the club, so they are ready to let him leave in the summer of 2023, thereby bringing in a new goalkeeper.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano said that MU will make a decision on the future of De Gea as well as a number of other names in the coming months, before entering the winter transfer window in January 2023.
Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak is one of MU’s targets, but it’s not easy for the Red Devils to get what they need. The Madrid team have rejected many offers for Oblak, and they will continue to prioritize keeping their star.
The Athletic newspaper said that MU can recruit Everton’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the event of parting with David de Gea in the summer of 2022. The star born in 1994 is the number 1 goalkeeper of England and the Goodison Park team, he. enough to replace De Gea at Old Trafford.
MU will have to spend about 30 million pounds to get Pickford’s signature. Currently, this goalkeeper is also said to be ready to leave Everton to join a more ambitious club.