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Manchester United players set to be released to address £30m problem

David de Gea of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on December 12, 2020 in Manchester, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Manchester United are reportedly set to solve their goalkeeping situation by releasing several players this summer. The Red Devils are currently spending £575k-per-week on their senior goalkeepers. That adds up to a massive expense of over £30million over 12 months.

According to the Manchester Evening News, at least three goalkeepers set to left the club with their contracts expire this summer. Sergio Romero will leave for free having failed to complete a January transfer

Joel Pereira is also set to leave when his contract ends this year. Meanwhile, Lee Grant is unlikely to have his playing contract extended, although he could be kept around and move into a coaching role which could involve him being available if required. Under-23 goalkeeper Paul Woolston is also set to leave.

Those departures will somehow solve United’s problematic wage bill for goalkeepers. However, David de Gea remains the club’s highest earner on £300,000-a-week.

Source: The Mirror/*Join us on Telegram!

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