New Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is said to be keen on making a move for David de Gea this summer, the Spaniard facing an uncertain future at Manchester United.
The 30-year-old has spent almost ten years at Old Trafford and has made 434 appearances for the club in all competitions, yet a disappointing last few seasons has left the Red Devils with a decision to make over the number one spot.
The return of Dean Henderson in the summer from his two-year loan spell at Sheffield United has provided De Gea with greater competition, although the Spaniard has largely been Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice, particularly in the Premier League.
There have been reports that Henderson is not keen on spending another year playing second fiddle to the former Atletico Madrid man next season, opening up the prospect that one of the two stoppers will have to be moved on this summer.
According to The Sun, De Gea is piquing the interest of former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino at PSG, the Argentine keen on a replacement for 34-year-old current number one Keylor Navas.
The United man’s current deal is set to expire in June 2023, although the club have the option of extending it for a further year, meaning it is perhaps the perfect time to move him on if they wish to avoid having to let him go for a reduced fee the closer he gets to the end of his deal.
The Spain international is reportedly on a £375,000-a-week wage in Manchester, with the Ligue 1 club arguably one of just a handful of sides who would be able to afford that in the current economic climate.
De Gea has been granted leave to return to Spain for the birth of his first child, it may offer 23-year-old Henderson the chance to stake his claim as the club’s long-term, first-choice goalkeeper and potentially speed up the exit of the Spaniard.
As for the French side, they have also been linked with a move for Spurs captain Hugo Lloris in recent months, although a move for the slightly younger De Gea may be a more attractive prospect.