David de Gea is set to leave Manchester United at the end of the season with a big pay-off to cut his contract early as Dean Henderson officially becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer8217;s first choice goal-keeper.
According to The Mirror, United are ready to part ways with the 30-year-old de Gea and want to get his eye-watering £350,000-a-week wages off their books.
However, with two years left to run on his contract, any move by the Red Devils to move de Gea on will likely involve a substantial pay-out to cut his time at Old Trafford short.
Once regarded as the best player in the Manchester United squad, and the club’s highest paid player, de Gea’s form has come under significant scrutiny over the past few seasons.
With Henderson recalled from a very successful loan spell at Sheffield United last season, and having signed a six-year £120,000-a-week contract in August last year, Solskjaer is ready to hand him the number one jersey next season.
The 24-year-old deputised ably in de Gea’s absence after the Spaniard returned home last month for the birth of his child. Henderson kept three clean sheets in the Premier League, though he did make the error that led to AC Milan’s equaliser at San Siro in the Europa League.
De Gea is the spearhead for a goal-keeper exodus at Man United, according to The Mirror. Three other senior keepers are expected to be let go at the end of the season.
Argentine Sergio Romero has already been allowed to run down the remaining months of his contract back in his homeland, while third choice Lee Grant and Joel Pereira, currently on loan at Huddersfield, will become free agents at the end of the season.