David de Gea has been ‘offered to Europe’s top clubs’ with the goalkeeper prepared to quit Manchester United this summer.
De Gea has spent almost a decade largely untroubled as Manchester United‘s number one goalkeeper but has seen his position come under threat this season, the return of loanee Dean Henderson from a two-season spell at Sheffield United providing competition for his place.
The 30-year-old remained Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first choice for the opening months of the season, but his return to Spain on paternity lead provided Henderson with a regular run in the side in recent weeks.
Henderson has started the Red Devils’ past seven fixtures and retained his place for the 2-1 win over Brighton despite De Gea’s return, with the latter now considering an exit with his representatives having touted his services to Europe’s elite.
According to the Mail, De Gea’s representatives have started to offer the keeper to a number of top European clubs, with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid have all been mentioned as potential destinations should he depart.
United will demand a fee of £50m for the Spain international, a figure which – alongside the goalkeepers £375,000-a-week wages – looks unrealistic given the current economic climate and De Gea’s inconsistent form.
Solskjaer has refused to confirm which of the goalkeepers is now his number one, though the shirt appears to be Henderson’s to lose after a solid run of form in De Gea’s absence.