De Gea to receive payoff
Manchester United will give David de Gea a huge payoff to leave the club, according to the Mirror. The 30-year-old Spanish international is on around £350,000 a week with two years left on his deal, and United’s owners want rid of him to reduce their outlay. They are also paying £70,000 a week to Sergio Romero, and Lee Grant and Joel Pereira will also be on their way out.
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Paper Round’s view: De Gea’s contract at the time seemed like a huge outlay but a risk worth taking given he had been one of the best goalkeepers in the world, but he has been unable to get back to his most reliable form. Getting rid will free up funds and allow Dean Henderson to develop, and he too could be moved on next summer if he does not seize his chance.
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Atletico lead race for Winks
The Mail claims that Harry Winks is set to leave Spurs in the summer. The 25-year-old England international has Spanish heritage, and is wanted by Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Seville, with Diego Simeone’s side in the lead for his signature. Another side in contention for the £20m-rated player is Premier League team Everton, with Oliver Skipp ready to take over his role when he comes back from Norwich.
Wolves consider McBurnie swoop
The Sun suggests that Wolves could be ready to swoop for Sheffield United’s striker Oli McBurnie. The 24-year-old Scotland international could be available for £15 million and may be able to lead the line in the absence of Raul Jimenez, who is recovering from a fractured skull. He can also play off a lead striker so would be able to play alongside the Mexican when needed.
United could extend Mata stay
Paper Round’s view: Mata’s professionalism and experience stands out at Old Trafford with plenty of players who could use some guidance and an example to follow off the pitch. Harry Maguire was brought in to do the same and ended up getting arrested, and Marcus Rashford is perhaps the only other player acting particularly admirably off the pitch with constructive endeavours.
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