David de Gea is enduring a difficult spell of his Manchester United career, with the Spaniard making a string of costly mistakes as his side enters the most crucial part of the season.
De Gea’s performances have been under the microscope all season but pressure is mounting on Erik ten Hag to replace the goalkeeper amid his recent mistakes.
Brentford goalkeeper David Raya is among the players to be heavily linked with a move to the club and although United’s interest in the shot-stopper remains, the club is in talks with De Gea over a new contract.
Although it is looking like De Gea may extend his stay at Old Trafford, there are no assurances that he will remain Ten Hag’s undisputed first-choice goalkeeper.
Now, there is more insight into the situation as the impending takeover of the club looks to have impacted De Gea’s future as well.
According to talkSPORT, the uncertainty surrounding the future of the club’s ownership means that United are not totally convinced that they will be able to sign a replacement on the market.
As per the report, Ten Hag is keen on bringing in competition for De Gea this summer but the Dutchman is in the dark about whether he will have the funds available to do so.
The Glazer family, who have been majority owners of the club since 2005, are currently assessing their options after a third round of bidding was completed last month.
It is believed that Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim’s Qatari consortium have both made offers to acquire the club fully, with the former doing so by way of a buy-out clause.
The proposed buyout clause would see the Glazer family remain as minority shareholders for an additional three years before eventually relinquishing their shares.