Manchester United are reportedly preparing for a ‘worst-case scenario’ should David de Gea decide to leave the club.
The world-class Spaniard is believed to be on the cusp of extending his current deal but that has also been said for quite some time now.
United fans themselves are quickly running out of hope he’ll stay and they have actually grown frustrated with the lack of clarity over his future.
De Gea’s current contract runs out next summer, leaving him free to negotiate with foreign clubs from next January.
With rumours that Juventus and PSG are already lining up to sign him for nothing, the Red Devils have to be careful with how they navigate these waters.
In case De Gea doesn't sign on with #mufc, Jan Oblak has been under review by the club's scouts. Jordan Pickford also has admirers at the club with his ability with the ball particularly appealing #mulive [the athletic]
— utdreport (@utdreport) September 11, 2019
Atletico Madrid are unlikely to want to sell Jan Oblak so it will take an incredible offer, especially since he’s just renewed his contract.
There have been murmurs that he’s a boyhood Manchester United fan but so far that seems to be the whispers of the hopeful.
Jordan Pickford isn’t often thought of in the conversation over the best goalkeepers in the world but he would be a cheaper alternative who has proven himself capable with the ball at his feet- something Solskjaer is looking for.