Manchester United’s goalkeeping department has been more secure than any in the tumultuous years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired but that has changed over the last two or three years and especially this summer.
Tom Heaton signed for the club earlier this summer on a free transfer, Sergio Romero and Joel Pereira have both left the club permanently and David de Gea is in the midst of battling Dean Henderson for the number one spot. On top of that, Lee Grant recently signed a one-year extension to his contract.
Dean Henderson’s rise through the Premier League with Sheffield United convinced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to trust him at United, with the 24-year-old ending last season as the first choice.
🚨🧤 #DeGea's future may be far from #ManchesterUnited. The #RedDevils are also evaluating the release of the 🇪🇦 goalkeeper on loan: #ValenciaCF and #Villareal are the teams that have shown the most interest at the moment. 🐓⚽️ #Calciomercato #Transfers #EPL #Liga #ManUtd
— Rudy Galetti (@RudyGaletti) July 8, 2021
And according to journalist Rudy Galetti, as seen above, Valencia and Villareal are interested in overseeing De Gea’s return to Spain as his position is under threat at Old Trafford.
The Spaniard is the highest earner at the club, raking home a whopping £375,000 per week. Only Paul Pogba comes close to that figure but with two years remaining on his deal, an easy and smooth transition away from the club seems unlikely.