The future of David de Gea continues to generate numerous column inches.
The consensus of opinion is that, perhaps, de Gea really is intent on leaving Manchester United sometime in the future.
Lurking in the pages of the tabloid publication, the is the inference that de Gea could be Times, set to hold the club to ransom.
Although the club, a matter of days ago, activated the clause in the Spaniard’s contract extending his current contract by a year, our source claims that de Gea is insistent that he’ll not allow the club to sell him before his contract expires, thereby allowing him to walk away and negotiate terms with another club.
However, our referenced source does mention that de Gea could possibly stay at Old Trafford if the club makes him their highest paid player.
Elsewhere, the good folk of the Mirror, are championing the suggestion that if de Gea does walk out of the Old Trafford exit then Manchester United are, more-or-less, willing to break the bank to sign the Everton and England goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford.
A fee of £70 million is mentioned, on a par with what Liverpool and Chelsea have recently paid for top-class keepers, as being the fee Manchester United are being prepared to pay.
As far as my opinion goes, I reckon there’s plenty of mileage in room for discussions between de Gea and the Manchester United hierarchy and unless there is a wide divide in opinion, the 28-year-old will remain a Manchester United player.
But, are they thoughts you share?
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