David De Gea’s replacement ready to come back

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Manchester United may eventually sell Spaniard David De Gea, if he’s not guaranteed as the number one goalkeeper next season.

Dean Henderson has been an able deputy to the Spanish goalkeeper, but has now looked to usurp the 30-year-old since coming back from an impressive loan spell with Sheffield United.

De Gea’s wages are too high for him to sit on the bench, and if he does leave, United may not have able cover in the goalkeeper position.

Sergio Romero, Lee Grant, and Joel Pereira’s contracts are also set to expire, and will be leaving at the end of the season, and if De Gea leaves as well, Henderson may be the only top goalkeeper left at the club.

However, former United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, who only left the club in 2018, after seven different loan spells, is being considered for a return.

The 28-year-old has impressed for West Brom, which has earned him a call-up to the Three Lions team, and ESPN has reported that Johnstone is aware of United’s interest and he would be open to a return to Old Trafford.