Manchester United have endured a tough time on and off the pitch this season. The Red Devils are struggling to move up the Premier League table, and have been handed a difficult draw against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Jose Mourinho lost the confidence of his players in the dressing room in recent weeks, which forced the board to sack him before the situation went out of hand.
Meanwhile, a number of key players have entered the final years of their current contract, with one such superstar being David De Gea.
The Spanish No.1 had expressed a desire to leave England at the conclusion of his contract, as the club hasn’t been able to challenge for major titles in recent years.
Last month, Ed Woodward decided to activate the one-year extension clause in the custodian’s deal, which gives the club hierarchy some time to come up with a new offer.
Contract negotiations have been in progress since the start of this season, but De Gea’s representatives continue to demand a higher wage, considering the amount Alexis Sanchez bags every week.
But now, according to ESPN, David De Gea is preparing to commit his long-term future at Manchester United in the coming weeks. The 28-year-old seems unconvinced regarding the benefits of departing from Old Trafford, especially during this optimistic transition phase.
Juventus and PSG were said to be interested in making a move for De Gea, but the goalkeeper very much prefers to return to Spain rather than starting a career in a new country.
De Gea almost made a move to Real Madrid in 2015, but the switch broke down on deadline due to a faulty fax machine. Last summer, Florentino Perez once again attempted to lure him to the Bernabeu, but eventually had to settle for Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois instead.