The Spaniard has been a stalwart in the team since joining from Atletico Madrid 12 years ago, but his contract expires at the end of this month.
The club chose not to exercise their option to extend his contract for another season and instead negotiated new terms.
Despite winning his second Golden Glove award, De Gea has faced harsh criticism this season, with some believing that he does not fit Ten Hag’s style of play.
Ten Hag has publicly backed his first-choice shot-stopper, but it is believed that he is anxious to add competition in that area, with Dean Henderson rumored to be close to a permanent move to Nottingham Forest.
Brentford’s David Raya has been extensively linked with a move to Old Trafford, and the Spain international has only one year left on his contract with the London club.
Raya is available on the market for the appropriate price, according to Bees manager Thomas Frank, and now writer and transfer analyst Fabrizio Romano has confirmed a huge blow for the Reds.
According to Romano, Raya is nearing a personal deal with Tottenham Hotspur, with Ange Postecoglou wanting to replace veteran goalkeeper Hugo Lloris almost quickly.
Raya is reportedly close to signing a long-term contract with Tottenham following productive talks. The player is thought to be open to a move, but a deal is currently stalled due to Brentford’s high asking price.
It remains to be seen how serious Manchester United is about bringing in a goalkeeper this summer. Their funds are restricted, and Ten Hag is expected to prioritize moves for a striker and a midfielder.
Diogo Costa, the FC Porto goalkeeper, is another player who has been connected with United, and he certainly has more prospective longevity.
Costa would be expensive, and it does not appear that United has set aside any significant funds to finance a goalie transfer.
That could alter depending on when the club’s takeover is completed. It was stated earlier on Sunday that the preferred bidder would be named next week.