Manchester United will not let David De Gea leave the club this summer even if he decides he wants to leave, according to the Manchester Evening News.
MEN Report that a source close to the player has told them that the Spaniard has yet to decide whether to sign a new deal at Old Trafford, as he needs time to reflect on his future plans.
Even if De Gea decides to move on, though, United’s stance will be to allow the 28-year-old to run down his contract with his current deal expiring in 2020.
Supporters on Twitter are not sure this would be the right call:
This is EXACTLY what we shouldn’t do. He probably won’t sign a new contract and we can’t afford to lose a player like that for free… This club is a joke! #mufc
— Tobias Hellquist (@Hellqvisttri) May 15, 2019
There’s no point in keeping any player whose mind is not in the squad anymore.
— Adetokunbo (@Adetoku82030418) May 15, 2019
Wrong move. If his head is not here let him go. Simple. No player should be kept if they themselves dont want to.
— Angad (@angad019) May 15, 2019
Let him go if he wants to.. otherwise he will cost us more games when his head isn’t in it.. rotate Romero and Henderson, play Henderson in most games and Romero in big games to ease the pressure on Henderson.
— Bradley (@MUFCBradleyP) May 15, 2019
Cash in on him
— Virus (@Virusesque) May 15, 2019
If he isn’t going to sign a new contract, I’d rather we were smart enough to cash in this summer, especially with Henderson able to come back to us and be no.1.
— Tadd hartland (@tadd_hartland93) May 15, 2019
Now this is just stupid doesn’t make any sense. So we’re prepared to miss out on a potential fee of £70-80 million are we where is the logic in that. That’s a huge amount of money he risk missing out on. Just sell him this summer if he’s not gonna renew his contract
— Chris Silvester (@ChrisSilveste14) May 15, 2019
let him go doesn’t want to for the club why force him
— 👑Elai (@aly_rue) May 15, 2019
let him go, give henderson a chance.
— . (@RockEnthusiast_) May 15, 2019
I’d rather let him go now for £80m than him go free next year, that way you guarantee you have the money for a replacement!
— Mr Povey (@CallMePov) May 15, 2019
Just give him £300,000 a week not that difficult
— Ole In🤧 (@leekz1arda) May 15, 2019
De Gea is reportedly being targeted by Paris Saint-Germain, and it remains to be seen how United would react if a bid from the French club is made.
Every fan would, of course, like the keeper to stay, but whether it is wise to keep him against his will if he wants to leave, it seems doubtful.