Sources from The Telegraph claim that Manchester United is in front of a big change after Erik ten Hag got involved in David de Gea’s case.
The Spaniard’s current contract with the Red Devils expires at the end of this month , meaning he is about to officially become a free agent.
Man United offered De Gea a new contract with significantly reduced terms, but then flipped the deal, withdrew the offer and made another offer with an even lower salary.
The 32-year-old has yet to agree to new terms, making the goalkeeper’s status at Old Trafford increasingly unpredictable. Man Utd is said to be about to recruit Inter’s Andre Onana to replace De Gea.
Goalkeeper number two, Tom Heaton, originally intended to leave Old Trafford. However, The Telegraph reported that Ten Hag vetoed the goalkeeper’s departure. Before that, he was allowed to leave to join Premier League rookie, Luton Town.
The 37-year-old arrives at Old Trafford in 2021 on a two-year contract with the option to extend for a further year. United have now activated their one-year extension and will not allow Heaton to leave until the goalkeeper situation is resolved.
Heaton is said to be disappointed with the decision and is keen to take the No. 1 role at Luton. Coach Rob Edwards identified him as the ideal signing to bring experience to his team.