Manchester United have reportedly made a decision on the future of goalkeeper David De Gea.
De Gea’s contract has been run down to the final twelve months, which has inevitably linked Spaniard with moves to a host of top European clubs.
However, according to Duncan Castles, there has been a meeting between club officials and De Gea’s agent Jorge Mendes and a new contract offer was made.
“Manchester United finally made an improved offer to David de Gea last week,” Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast, as quoted by the Express.
“I’m told there was a meeting in London between Jorge Mendes and Manchester United to discuss whether they could find a solution to that longstanding impasse on De Gea’s new contract.
“As of today he is in the final year of his current deal, United having taken up that year option on his contract.
Castles also made us aware of goalkeepers the Reds have identified if De Gea does not agree terms to stay at Old Trafford.
“As we’ve told you the situation has been extremely open in the sense that United have gone as far as making a bid for the Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as a potential replacement for De Gea because they were unsure whether they were going to be able to retain him this season.
“They’ve enquired about other goalkeepers, including Mike Maignan at Lille.”
It looks like United are preparing for the worst in the case their number one leaves on a free next summer. Onana, valued at £40m (the Sun), impressed last season in Ajax’s Champions League run and could be an option if De Gea does end up leaving.
De Gea talks are still on going and we hope the club can extend the stay of the best shot-stopper in the world. Many fans think Dean Henderson, who was promoted on loan at Sheffield United last season, should be given a chance if De Gea does depart in the near future.