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Manchester United plan to cut more than £ 200,000 a week from their salary spending by releasing at least three goalkeepers in the summer, according to a report.
the Manchester evening news reports that the Red Devils are shelling out over £ 600,000 every week to pay for their five blocks.
David de Gea, the club’s top earner, takes home £ 300,000. Dean Henderson, meanwhile, makes £ 100,000 a week under his new contract.
Nevertheless, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant, Joel Pereira and U23 goalkeeper Paul Woolston share the rest.
As such, the newspaper adds that United wants to release at least three of those players to free up space on the salary bill.
However, of the five, Romero is the one most likely to leave. The Argentine has not played a single minute for the Red Devils this season and is at the bottom of the pecking order.
Grant, meanwhile, is the third-choice plug, but his contract expires at the end of the season. The talk came up earlier this week that United could offer him a new contract with the prerequisite that he join the ranks of goalkeeping coaches.
But while the Manchester evening news Says United will terminate the 38-year-old’s gaming contract, the report does not add information on a possible move as a coach.
On the other hand, Joel Pereira is another goalkeeper that the Old Trafford bosses want to keep going. The 24-year-old is in Huddersfield Town on his sixth loan period since moving to United as a teenager in 2012.
But the source points out that these spells have been “disastrous”; The former Portugal Under-21 international has only made one appearance in the Championship this season.
Pereira rose to the senior ranks in the summer of 2017, 22-year-old Paul Woolston, a player has taken his place ever since.
Woolston joined Old Trafford’s reserve ranks in November 2018 and has played nine times this season. However, the club chiefs do not see a long-term future after the expiration date of their contract in June this year.
Sunshine identifies a “good” problem at Manchester United
Elsewhere, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is focusing on advancing his team from the first team to silver.
The Red Devils took first place in the Premier League at the turn of the year, but have escaped amid a Manchester City resurgence.
Solskjaer has now identified a “good” problem that he sees among his older players.