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Man United close to extending veteran’s contract

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.

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.

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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.

De Gea in action for Man United.

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.

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One response to “Man United close to extending veteran’s contract”

  1. Welly says:

    I still have a big problem with these rash contract extensions.How will he or has managed to cope with the.new manager’s style of play for instance?Why not wait & see how things pan out first given that the club has an option to trigger an extension to his contract & as rightly put it’s difficult for any team to take him given his age & high wages.Man U seems to be always in a panic mode.