During the time when Sir Alex Ferguson was still leading, MU tried many times to recruit goalkeeper Manuel Neuer but failed. Now “Red Devils” have the opportunity to bring the “Gold Gloves” World Cup 2014 to Old Trafford.
The Covid-19 pandemic paralyzed tournaments and clubs. But it also pushes the summer transfer window closer. Now is the middle of April, the clubs need to prepare well for the summer market, to ensure that after the epidemic, they will meet both the technical issues for the end of the season sprint and the recruitment stage.
MU team understand that reason more than any opponent. “Red Devil” is looking forward to a revival in the 2020/21 season. Therefore, the 2020 Summer Market will become extremely important to this team. According to the Daily Mail, the future problem of goalkeeper David de Gea will be addressed for the first time in years.
Statistics from Whoscored said that, since the beginning of last season until now, De Gea has made 7 direct errors leading to goals in the Premier League. No other goalkeeper in the tournament has suffered as much as he does. In addition, De Gea has spent 13 consecutive games without keeping a clean sheet in the Premier League, the longest series of games in the goalkeeper’s career.
De Gea is currently the highest paid goalkeeper in the world (£ 350,000 per week, equivalent to 427,000 euros / week), but repeatedly made mistakes that caused MU to lose points in this season. The Spanish goalkeeper received a lot of criticism from the fans after a poor performance at Vicarage Road, even many Manucians even proposed to bring the young goalkeeper Dean Henderson back to Old Trafford.
But MU leadership is having a different plan. Still according to Daily Mail sources, Vice President Ed Woodward is willing to let De Gea leave at a price big enough, and the space he leaves will be filled with the name Manuel Neuer. In the past, Sir Alex could not bring Neuer to England, but now Ed Woodward can.
Based on the current situation, the possibility of Manuel Neuer leaving Bayern Munich is still possible. The German press once claimed that Neuer wanted a 5-year contract, until 2025 – when he was 39 years old and then hung the gloves. However, Bayern are only ready to make a 3-year offer and, at the very least, have the option to automatically renew for another 1 year depending on the number of games of this guard.
The reason why Bayern encroaching is the demand for income from Neuer. According to Sport Bild, the German goalkeeper wants to raise his salary to more than 20 million euros/season. It means the Bayern captain can earn more than 100 million euros before he retires, a figure that is too large when he was 34 years old.
If Neuer wants to leave, then MU absolutely can be a destination. At 34 and having won most of the major trophies, it’s time for Neuer to leave, seeking new challenges like his former teammate Schweinsteiger. And of course, in return MU will meet extremely attractive salaries for the “Golden Gloves” World Cup 2014.
For his part, MU can take advantage of the last years of Neuer to create conditions for young goalkeeper Dean Henderson to develop. Meanwhile, the sale of De Gea can also give the Old Trafford team a large revenue, enough for coach Solskjaer to focus on other goals.