David De Gea endured a tough 2018/19 season, following up a disappointing World Cup with an error-strewn Premier League campaign.
As a result, rumours of his exit from Manchester United have intensified with the Red Devils reportedly looking to cash in on the Spanish goalkeeper.
However, according to The Daily Express, De Gea could depart in the worst possible manner for Manchester United.
The report claims that Paris Saint-Germain aim to sign the Spaniard, but are unwilling to pay an exorbitant transfer fee. But with just one year left on the 28-year-old’s contract, PSG could acquire De Gea on a free transfer in 2020.
For United, losing De Gea without a transfer fee would be a disaster, considering the considerable value he has. If the French champions took him off United’s hands for free, the club would lose out on a potentially enormous transfer fee that could be spent strengthening other aspects of the squad.
The dilemma may force the United hierarchy to consider selling the stopper this summer to recoup some compensation for his talents.
However, if PSG do go through with their De Gea transfer plan, the Red Devils will be without the goalkeeper’s services and without money to reinvest in the side.