Manchester United could be dealt a huge blow next summer, with David de Gea refusing to pen down a new contract at Old Trafford, according to Spanish media outlet ABC. The Spaniard’s contract runs out in 2016, and Manchester United wouldn’t be willing to lose him on a free in eighteen months time, so would take a cut-price deal next summer if no contract is agreed.
De Gea has been in scintillating form this season, winning Manchester United points on his own on more than one occasion. These excellent performances are bound to turn the heads of Real Madrid officials, who’ll be keeping a close eye on his progress with the intent to lure him back to Madrid in the not too distant future.
What a blow it’d be if we lost the only mainstay out of our back five at the moment, and it’d be a real shame to see him leave after watching him develop over the past few seasons.
De Gea cost United £18million, and with just twelve months remaining on his contract come next summer, you find it hard to say that they’ll make a lot of profit on the keeper. You’d imagine that United would do their best to push Real to their limits, and a fee somewhere in the region of £20-25million sounds reasonable for all involved.
However, the usually reliable Sport_Witness reckon its a load of rubbish, and its just old news being regurgitated:
There is nothing in Spain today, or yesterday, about De Gea rejecting a renewal… only older stuff from last raft of gossip.
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) November 27, 2014
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