Manchester United are reportedly close to extending goalkeeper David De Gea’s contract.
That’s according to a recent report from journalist Ekrem Konur, who has claimed the Red Devils are keen to tie the Spanish shot-stopper down on new terms.
— Ekrem KONUR (@Ekremkonur) May 26, 2022
De Gea, 31, has been a long-time servant to the club.
Since joining from Atletico Madrid over 10 years ago, De Gea has grown to become one of the club’s most important first-team players.
Quickly becoming the side’s number one under legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson, the Spain international has gone on to feature in 487 matches, in all competitions, registering 165 clean sheets, along the way.
It makes sense for De Gea to stay at Manchester United
Irrespective of his importance to the team, the 31-year-old’s current deal runs out next summer and although the club retain the option to trigger a one-year extension, incoming new manager Erik Ten Hag will be keen to kick off his era by installing some stability.
When it comes to De Gea, the club would find it hard to offload him. He is on huge wages and at the age of 31, many clubs will feel the time to sign the Spanish keeper has long passed, and that could pave the way for the former Atletico Madrid man to see out the rest of his days at Old Trafford.