Manchester United are on the cusp of entering a very significant point of their ongoing campaign, the next few weeks could play a huge part in making or breaking this season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love to guide them to a trophy in what has been a very promising season for the club. Then comes another summer transfer window, where the Red Devils are expected to make a few big decisions. Assessing the current goalkeeping situation would obviously be one of them.
As reported earlier, Manchester United are keeping a close eye on AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma, as his contract is set to run out in the summer.
While some may say that Manchester United don’t need to sign a goalkeeper, given other positions on the pitch need immediate reinforcements and the Red Devils already have two world-class goalkeepers in the form of David de Gea and Dean Henderson.
But the chance to sign a player the quality of Donnarumma on a free transfer does not come around often. Hence, we are looking into three reasons as to why the club should try to sign the Italy international in the summer.
A possible David de Gea exit
The 30-year-old Spain international joined Manchester United from Atletico Madrid in 2011. And it is safe to say that he has been an incredible player for the club since then. On top of his game, he was perhaps the best goalkeeper in the world. It is undeniable though that mistakes have crept into his game over the past few years.
He was one of the many talking points ahead of the last summer transfer window. However, De Gea stayed put at Old Trafford and has looked better this season while competing for a place with Dean Henderson.
Yet, rumours about him moving away from Old Trafford continue to do the rounds. And considering Sergio Romero also looks set to leave, Manchester United could possibly be left with just one top-class goalkeeping option in the form of Henderson.
Thus, if De Gea does end up leaving, signing Donnarumma would make a lot of sense.