Jordan Pickford to be De Gea’s Successor at Manchester United

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De Gea's Successor
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Jordan Pickford of England gives his team instructions during the UEFA Nations League A group four match between England and Croatia at Wembley Stadium on November 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Ever since David De Gea joined Manchester United back in 2011, rumours have been surrounding his future. Many transfer sagas took place, including a long and confusing one with Real Madrid. As time on the keeper’s contract runs out, the Red Devils are looking to recruit De Gea’s successor as early as possible. English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is number one on the list.

De Gea’s Successor: Pickford Current Favourite

David De Gea Ready to Leave Manchester United

De Gea has been the best player at United in the last few years. The 28-year-old has always performed when needed, proving to be a key player for his team.

Signed for only €25 million from Atletico Madrid, his market value has drastically risen. TransferMarkt value the Spaniard at €70 million, making him the third most valuable goalkeeper in the world.

The two-time Europa League winner is considering leaving for a new challenge. Things are going downhill at Man United and the goalkeeper doesn’t want to stay if the situation remains the same.

De Gea’s contract ends in 2019, though the club has an option to extend it for one more year. Juventus are heavily linked with the Spain number one as they hunt for a world-class goalkeeper.

Manchester United are aware of the player’s desire to leave, causing them to search for a replacement.

The Perfect Replacement: Jordan Pickford

Jordan Pickford has been identified as the ideal replacement. United want a long-term option for De Gea’s successor. Pickford has been a key player at Everton and the English national team.

The 24-year-old is looking for a move to a big club as he still has no silverware in his trophy cabinet. The step up to a bigger club can boost him in multiple ways, helping him establish himself as one of the best in the world.

The former Sunderland man is open to a move, though Everton isn’t to keen on the idea.

According to The Sun, Manchester United will need to pay around £60 million to acquire Jordan Pickford. The goalkeeper is one of the best in his team, Everton does not want to let him go for cheap.

The England number one is still very young, his value is expected to increase in the coming years. He knows the Premier League inside out and is ready to compete at European level.

The youngster’s move to Manchester United will benefit him and the club. Both have goals in their minds and if this deal goes through, Pickford will become one of the best in the world.

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