DAVID DE GEA'S departure will lead to Manchester United splashing the cash in order to bring Jordan Pickford to Old Trafford.
A £70million figure is being floated for England's No1 choice keeper, should they lose De Gea next summer.
Reuters3 Pickford's stats seem to prove why United are prepared to spend £70 million
United have triggered a year extension on the shot stopper's contact to hold onto him little longer and despite Mourinho wanting him to commit his future, it is unclear as to whether De Gea will stick around.
While Alexis Sanchez has yet to prove he is worth his weight in gold- and big salaries- De Gea believes he has and should be paid a similar sum.
Should the deal not materialise, United could look to Premier League rivals Everton for a perfect replacement.
Pickford seems to be the perfect replacement to fill De Gea's big boots.
PA:Empics Sport3 United have triggered a year extension on De Gea's contract, but he is yet to commit his long term future
Since the start of the 2017/18 season both De Gea and Pickford have featured prominently in the top flight making 49 and 50 appearances respectively.
Remarkably, the pair have made the same number of saves between August 2017 and November 2018 – totalling 157.
But Pickford takes centre stage, coming out on top in the other categories.
England's World Cup hero has saved three spot kicks in the Premier League from the start of last season, while De Gea has none to his name during that period.
Getty – Contributor3 Pickford saved Pogba's penalty when Everton played United earlier this season- before the Frenchman managed to score from the rebound
Pickford is also top of the tree when it comes to high claims, registering five more (22) than De Gea (17).
The final knock-out blow comes with the England No 1 claiming a successful 23 punches, as opposed to De Gea's 10.
The stats seem to prove why United are prepared to make a £70million bid to secure the services of the keeper that signed a new six-year deal with the Toffees in September.
Judging by spending of late, keepers are where clubs are prepared to spend big bucks in order to get the best.
If United did spend £70million on Pickford, it would eclipse the £66million price that Liverpool paid for Alisson, but would be just shy of what Chelsea paid for Kepa Arrizabalaga.
3 Pickford would be a perfect replacement for De Gea