According to transfer source Dean Jones, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has “a major decision to make” about David De Gea’s future at Old Trafford. If De Gea stays, a new first-choice goalkeeper won’t be brought in.
Following the mutual decision on Tuesday to end Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract, it is uncertain how long the Red Devils will retain the services of another star player.
De Gea will begin the last half of his £375,000 per week contract in January, although Manchester United has the option to extend it by another year.
The Spaniard has repeatedly stated that Manchester United “is my club,” and it is obvious that he wants to stick with his current employers in order to shatter records.
De Gea is so eager to sign new terms at Old Trafford that he is prepared to consider a new contract with less favorable terms, according to Laurie Whitwell of The Athletic Football Podcast.
However, given that the 32-year-old is allegedly on Barcelona head coach Xavi’s radar, he might be given a way to return to his native country.
When the Spanish FA accidentally sent De Gea a telegram of congratulations for his retirement from international duty earlier this month, he was left perplexed.
Jones thinks the decision of whether to keep De Gea on staff rests with Manchester United head coach ten Hag.
If the former Atletico Madrid player remains in Manchester, the journalist believes the Red Devils would resist the need to recruit a top-tier goalkeeper.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens with David De Gea here, Jones told GIVEMESPORT.
“United must make a significant decision regarding that. No one else at this caliber will enter if De Gea decides to stay, in my opinion.
Without a doubt, De Gea has been a fantastic employee since moving for £18.9 million in 2011, turning in some impressive performances along the road.
Under the direction of ten Hag, he has made more than 500 appearances for Manchester United and has continued to be an important player, without missing a single minute of Premier League or European action this season.
De Gea has made 38 saves since the top tier season began in August, but he is still allowing 1.4 goals per game on average, a number that needs to drop if the Red Devils are to regain their former glory.
The 45-cap Spain international should seriously consider staying with Manchester United and not following Cristiano Ronaldo out the exit door if he is willing to drop his wage expectations.
Amancio Ortega, the creator of Zara, has expressed interest in purchasing Manchester United
Manchester United is a target for Amancio Ortega, the owner of the Inditex conglomerate, who also controls the fashion retailer Zara.
Forbes estimates that Ortega, 86, is worth $61.3 billion. It is believed that he has told senior officials that he is interested in United.
Apple, one of the world’s largest technology companies, is also thought to be considering a takeover after United’s owners, the Glazer family, confirmed they were open to selling the team.
Maria Ortega Perez, who is Ortega’s daughter, is the chairwoman of the Zara clothing brand. Ortega owns 59% of Inditex. The eight retail locations are run by his Artexio company, which brought in €27.7 billion in sales during the year ending January 31, 2022.
Ortega has avoided investing in the world of sports in favor of real estate in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Chicago, Miami, and New York.
Since its founding in 1976 by the late Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple, which invented the iPod, iPhone, and MacBook products, has grown to become the largest technology company in the world.
The news that the Glazer family is considering selling United on Tuesday night rapidly sparked interest among the wealthiest billionaires.
A representative for Sir Jim Ratcliffe declined to comment when asked whether the lifelong United supporter would make a bid for the team, but it is believed that the 70-year-old is motivated to end the Glazers’ 17-and-a-half-year shackles.