Atletico Madrid are interested in re-signing Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea

Atletico Madrid are interested in re-signing Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, according to 90min.

The 31-year-old’s contract at Old Trafford expires in June, but the Reds have the option of triggering a 12-month extension.

However, given the Spaniard’s extortionate wages and Manchester United having the highest wage bill in Premier League history, The Telegraph report that the twenty-time league champions are weighing up whether to extend De Gea’s 11-year stay at the Theatre of Dreams, or to let him leave on a free transfer in the summer.

Atletico Madrid interested in re-signing David de Gea

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According to 90min, as well as Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martinez, Brentford’s David Raya and Brighton & Hove Albion’s Robert Sanchez, Diego Simeone’s Atletico have De Gea on their radar, 11 years after selling him to United.

After two massive errors in the 4-0 defeat to Brentford last month, De Gea has produced a steady run of performances, and he has benefited from Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez establishing themselves as Ten Hag’s first-choice centre-back partnership.

But with the former Ajax manager wanting his goalkeepers to be comfortable on the ball and operate the role of sweeper keeper, there are question marks whether De Gea can fulfil what Ten Hag desires.

De Gea remains an unbelievable shot stopper on his day, but he’s unlikely to go to the World Cup under Luis Enrique and he isn’t a brave goalkeeper by any stretch of imagination.

With Atletico reportedly interested in bringing De Gea back to the Spanish capital, it only makes sense for the two clubs to explore the possibility of a swap deal involving United’s number one and Jan Oblak.

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According to the Evening Standard, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing the Slovenian international.

The 29-year-old has established himself as one of most consistent goalkeepers across Europe under the tutelage of Simeone.

But like De Gea, Oblak’s form has suffered a drop off from the usual world class standards he’s set in recent years, and maybe both stoppers would benefit from embarking on a new challenge.

With both Atletico and the Red Devils seemingly considering replacing their star goalkeepers, a swap deal surely has to try and be brokered.

While Oblak’s contract at the Wanda Metropolitano expires in 2028, Manchester United could steal a march on Spurs by pursuing a star-studded swap deal that could benefit all parties.

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