With Jose Mourinho intriguingly interested to pin down David De Gea for the long term, Manchester United are prepared to trigger the one-year contract extension of the talented goalkeeper as of now.
A clause in the superstar’s four-year deal, which is due to meet its deadline by the end of the current campaign, will allow the Old Trafford outfit to gain another 12 months of the celebrated figure’s prime services.
However, the United gaffer craves for the Mancunian club to agree on a new and updated deal with the Spaniard, which will fasten him to Old Trafford for a couple more years.
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The 27-year-old has mesmerised the club officials as well as the supporters with the majestical performances he exhibited this season.
At his press conference, Mourinho proclaimed: “It’s obvious that we are not going to let the option [to extend his deal] disappear. A goalkeeper like he is, at a club that wants to be better and better and better – we are not going to let that option go away. We are going to try.
“[Executive vice-chairman] Mr Woodward is not on holiday – he barely has holidays – and of course he is going to try to give him a contract that keeps him here for much more than the option that, of course, we are going to execute.”
When inquired whether the necessary talks with the Spanish goalkeeper had already commenced, the ex-Chelsea boss answered: “I don’t know, I just trust the board and the work they do. I don’t negotiate players; I don’t discuss numbers and contracts. I just say what is obvious and any one of you would say the same: David is to keep.”
Purportedly, De Gea is also ever so contentful in staying at United and contributing to the club as long as possible.
Accordingly, the likelihood of a fresh deal can’t be snubbed, although it’s uncertain as to when the Mancunian giants would make the move.
Written by Hritwik NE
Passionate writer, coated in Blue.