Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been linked with a move away from the club at the end of the season.
The 32-year-old Spanish goalkeeper will be out of contract in the summer and he is yet to sign an extension with the club.
The Spaniard has attracted a lot of criticism because of his error-prone performances this season. Furthermore, he has struggled to adapt to Erik ten Hag’s style of play.
The Dutch manager prefers goalkeepers with impressive distribution skills, who will help the side build from the back. De Gea is clearly not a goalkeeper who is impressive with the ball at his feet. Despite being a quality shot-stopper, he does not come across as the ideal fit for Manchester United’s current style of play.
Talking about his future, BBC pundit Rory Smith has now suggested that a move to Tottenham could be the best bet for the player.
“For him the problem is, I don’t see where he goes unless he takes a massive pay cut,” Smith told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“There’s nowhere across Europe who would be able to get anywhere close to his wages and needs a goalkeeper.
“Spurs might be the best bet for him, if he wants a new challenge, but from the United point I think it’s pretty clear that you have to say if you can’t play the way we want you to play then we need a new goalkeeper.”
Tottenham Hotspur are expected to replace Hugo Lloris at the end of the season.
The 36-year-old Frenchman has cost the side valuable points with his performances during the season and Tottenham are looking to replace him. It remains to be seen whether they are prepared to bring in De Gea as a replacement for the Frenchman.
De Gea has proven himself in the Premier League over the years and he has helped Manchester United win multiple trophies. There is no doubt that his experience and leadership qualities could prove invaluable to the Tottenham dressing room.
It remains to be seen whether they are prepared to bring the £375k-a-week star to the club this summer or a free transfer instead of going for a younger replacement for Lloris.