Manchester United lost the Europa League final last night on penalties and the decisive spot kick was missed by David De Gea, their star goalie who has let in the last 38 penalty kicks.
The Spanish international has already lost his regular starting spot in the Premier League to young Dean Henderson. Perhaps, it is time to finally sell and replace him.
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If reports in the media are anything to go by then the Red Devils are interested in signing Gianluigi Donnarumma, who will be leaving AC Milan for free this summer.
The 22-yea-old played over 250 games for the Rossoneri and in the recently concluded campaign, he was highly impressive. He was often the captain of the side, mainly in the last 10 games of the campaign, and helped his team qualify for the Champions League.
According to Corriere dello Sport, after beating Atalanta, he celebrated Milan’s return to the Europe’s elite competition but in the next hours confirmed that he will be departing.
The famous Italian media outlet have mentioned that several top clubs like Man Utd, PSG, Juventus and Barcelona are looking to hire the services of Donnarumma. The Bianconeri are leading the race to secure him.
CdS mentioned that all the clubs know the demands made by the goal keeper’s agent, Mino Raoila, and they are prepared to accept them. It is reported that Man Utd and other suitors are willing to agree terms worth at least £165,000-a-week (10 million euros a season) with Donnarumma.
Not only that, they are also willing to pay super agent Raiola a commission of around £17million (20 million euros) to sign his client.
Do you think Man Utd should sell David De Gea, who seems like past his best, and sign Gianluigi Donnarumma on a bosman?
They should let De Gea go
De Gea is done, as has been so for a while. Ole managed the transition to Henderson almost perfectly before losing his bottle again, as he did in the FA & Europa cup semis last season, which Romero should have played.
Right now, I’d take Oblak, no question, enabling De Gea to return to Spain. If not, then Donnarumma comes with the Raiola red flag. Only then would I consider Henderson, who’s done well but has some way to go yet. At least he is driven and WILL improve, De Gea won’t.