He is actually an upgrade on DDG on every senes. Unlike Raya who is better with his feet but worst at shot stopping. Together with Iane we need him the most this summer.
I dont know Costa bar the world cup so cant comment, so can only go on your second statement.
But wholeheartedly agree in general with pretty much all the yougn premiership keepers whose names keep coming up. And before people start throwing stats about....we are talkign about being between the sticks at Manchester United with all due respect to the clubs they are at, the pressure and expectation is so much higher, so even the ball at the feet, do they perform to the same levels they are for us?
People are quick to forget the likes of Mark Bosnich and Ben Foster who were both fantastic shot stoppers and keepers at Villa/Watford but just couldnt transform that form to the burden of playing for us.
Not saying DeGea is even a better shot stoper than these other names, but (and see some one already commented above), there shouldnt be any doubting DeGea is a very good shot stopper, he has been for a good decade here, so labellign it a myth because of stats is compeltely blinkered.
We either need to spend money on a top top keeper which Costa may or may not be, I dont know......or keep DeGea in my opinion.
We will if DeGea goes need two keepers, one may be a cheap loan as we have done but the likes of Raya and SAnchez....what if they struggle with the pressure and then we only have a loan keeper to fall back on?
Appreciate any keeper may struggle, but the premiership keepers look like good young (in keepers terms) players to me, but none have stood out as fantastic keepers as of yet.
I think its partly the obsession with modern keepers being good with there feet, obviously a weakness for DeGea and Henderson is no better either. Not hindering Nick Pope at Newcastle.
It is something needs improving on of course as it is a hinderance to us