Man Utd star David De Gea ‘wanted by three clubs’ with transfer exit possible

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Manchester United star David De Gea is reportedly wanted by three clubs amid uncertainty over his Old Trafford future. The veteran has been at the club ever since arriving from Atletico Madrid a decade ago. However, a parting of the ways could soon be on the cards.

United have seen De Gea shine over the years.

When he arrived as a teenager from Atletico he initially struggled to adjust to life in the Premier League, dropping clangers against the likes of West Brom, Manchester City and Blackburn that season.

However, in the years since, De Gea has established himself as a United legend.

He helped the club win the title in 2013 under Sir Alex Ferguson and, since then, has helped the Red Devils win the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

Over the past 18 months, though, De Gea has waned. There have been some big mistakes, such as the two he made against Everton earlier in the month.

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And have claimed that United could cash in on him at the end of the season, with Gianluigi Donnarumma being targeted as his replacement.

It’s said Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain would all be happy to secure his signing.

Juventus have Wojciech Szczesny between the sticks but, with the Poland international blowing hot and cold this term, could move for De Gea.


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Bayern Munich are looking for long-term replacements for Manuel Neuer, with the Germany international approaching the twilight years of his career.

And PSG are interested, despite Keylor Navas impressing between the sticks.

Meanwhile, De Gea was recently criticised by former goalkeeper John Burridge – who expressed a belief that many shot-stoppers in the modern game lack courage.

“The art of goalkeeping is dying,” he said.

“It absolutely makes my blood boil when I look at players getting capped for England who wouldn’t have been good enough to play in the Football League 30 years ago.

“The main criteria for a goalkeeper these days is to be 6ft 4ins – and it doesn’t matter one bit if you’re a coward.

“I saw David De Gea turn his back on the ball the other week. Manchester United’s goalkeeper, scared of getting hurt. I couldn’t believe it.

“But De Gea isn’t the only one. They’re all happy to pick up their £100,000-a-week wages – but they’re not prepared to get a smack in the teeth or the nose to keep the ball out of their net.

“People might say ‘John Burridge is a dinosaur, what does he know?’

“But when I talk to lads who I played against they all think the same as I do.

“The only thing keepers do these days is the ‘star-jump’ that Peter Schmeichel brought into the game.

“But Peter would only do that if he was close enough to the striker to be able to block the shot.

“If you saw a goalkeeper coming out feet first all the time, you knew he didn’t have the courage to get to the very top.

“Now, it seems they are actually coached to do it.”

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