Guillem Balague issues update on David de Gea’s Man Utd future as PSG plot raid

MANCHESTER UNITED goalkeeper David de Gea has been approached by PSG, and now has a decision to make whether he stays at Old Trafford or not.

De Gea’s end of season struggles perfectly epitomised United falling out of the race for a Champions League place.

The Spanish stopper made a number of calamitous errors as his side won just two of their last 12 matches to end finish the season in a slump.

De Gea has been linked with multiple moves away from Old Trafford over the last few years, with Real Madrid always a likely destination.

But with Los Blancos now settled on Thibaut Courtois as their no. 1, De Gea will have to look elsewhere if he is find a way out of Old Trafford.

“Maybe the time is now right for him to look towards taking on a new challenge”

Guillem Balague

It now seems French giants PSG are lining him up as a replacement for Gianluigi Buffon.

The 41-year-old is unlikely to stay beyond his one-year contract, though he admits he has no plans of retiring should he be released.

According to transfer expert Guillem Balague, the Ligue 1 side have made an approach for De Gea.

Balague states that Solskjaer is keen for him to stay though, insisting the stopper will have to decide whether now is the time to make a fresh start in his career.

Balague’s comments on De Gea come amid:

  • Solskjaer’s top transfer target this summer is revealed

  • Angel Gomes considers his future at the club after Solskjaer criticism

“Recent form would suggest that now the cracks are beginning to show and maybe the time is now right for him to look towards taking on a new challenge,” Balague told Football Index.

“Solskjaer has tried to convince him to stay, while no doubt looking around and what is out there should he need to replace him.

“It’s also worth noting that he also has available to him a more than capable deputy in Sergio Romero, Argentina’s number one keeper who many believe to be the best goalkeeper in the Premier League currently without an automatic starting place.

“For De Gea a change of environment might be just what he needs to re-kindle the fire in his game.

“For a long time now he has been very much in his United comfort zone and now despite dropping his level still finds himself in the goalkeeping pole position because of a knee injury suffered by Romero in training recently.

“But he has clearly dropped his focus and when that happens it inevitably manifests itself into below-par performances on the pitch.

“He is much better than what we are seeing. PSG are certainly looking for a goalkeeper and have already approached him. So now it’s make your mind up time.

“Is he ready to commit to what will be Solskjaer’s a medium rather than a short term project or does he think the time is right to look to pastures new?”

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