Manchester United to ditch De Gea for Emi Martinez

De Gea

Manchester United have been linked with a flourishing star with one pundit urging to replace De Gea with him.

Former Premier League striker Jay Bothroyd recently talked with Sky Sport. He told them that United should go all in for Aston Villa’s World Cup winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

The Mirror reports that United’s No. 1 De Gea is set to hold a talk with the club regarding his future at Old Trafford. The Spaniard’s contract expires next summer, nothing has been decided as of yet on whether he would stay or not.

Speaking of De Gea, Bothroyd said:

“He is a top keeper, he had a good season last year. But he’s on a lot of money, he’s one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League.

“I think he’s on about £350,000 a week, that’s a lot for a goalkeeper. Now, for example, if I was Man United, I’d be looking at other options, like you would.

“You would have to look around, Martinez being one of them. Yes he’s at Aston Villa but that could potentially be an option for them.”

Replace De Gea with Emi Martinez

De Gea has been very consistent for United having won four-time club player of the year. He will surely go down as the club’s greatest goalkeeper but the change is required after the arrival of Erik Ten Hag.

Spaniard currently earns £375,000 a week which is quite a chunk of Red Devils’ resources. His departure could allow the club to invest in young blood.

De Gea has made 20 appearances for Ten Hag but failed to get called up for Qatar World Cup by his national team. In Premiere League term Martinez has slightly better numbers than the Spaniard. Martinez has an average rating of 6.91 to De Gea’s 6.79, a 69% save percentage to the United ace’s 66%.

However, Argentinian would not come cheaper after having to sign a new contract with Aston Villa. He is currently valued at £ 45 million. His value would skyrocket after a heroic display for his national team which helped them to win the World Cup after 36 years.

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