PSG To Swoop In For De Gea Amid Stalled Contract Extension Talks

Manchester United's David De Gea.

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been surrounded by transfer speculations nearly every year he has been at the club.

After being linked with Real Madrid all these years, the speculation died only recently, as the European champions signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea instead, for a rather cheap £35 million.

Now, De Gea is being eyed by French champions Paris Saint-Germain, as per reports. This is despite the Ligue 1 leaders signing Gianluigi Buffon from Juventus in the summer.

PSG aren’t short of keepers, and have three proven stars at their disposal. But since the veteran Buffon was signed only for the short-term prospect, PSG want the best keeper in order to challenge for the Champions League title.

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That’s where De Gea comes into the picture. The reason behind the Parisians targeting the Spaniard is that the player is yet to sign a contract extension at the club.

De Gea’s deal runs out in 2019, although United do have the option of triggering a 12-month contract up till 2020. The Reds want the player to sign a new deal which will tie him down for years to come, but De Gea hasn’t yet put pen on paper.

The reason behind De Gea waiting to sign a contract at Old Trafford stems from the fact that manager Jose Mourinho’s future is unsafe at the club, reports Mail Online.

United have got off to a terrible start in the 2018-19 season, and Mourinho is under immense pressure at the moment. If things do not improve, the Portuguese tactician is likely to get the sack at the end of the campaign.

Therefore, it will be interesting to see how De Gea keeps his calm and takes a decision regarding his future in Manchester after pondering on the same.