Manchester United are at risk of losing David de Gea for free in 2020.
That’s according to the Daily Telegraph in an exclusive, who say that talks with the Spaniard have hit an impasse, with the Red Devils potentially having to sell him next summer in order not to lose him for free.
De Gea’s current deal runs out at the end of this season, but they do have the option to extend for a further year, meaning the shot-stopper should remain at the club for at least another campaign beyond this one.
Understandably, the goalkeeper wants to be competing for top domestic trophies year-in-year-out. At this point, United simply cannot offer him that. You can’t fault the #1 for having ambition.
I don’t think Jose Mourinho is helping the situation. The self-proclaimed Special One has fallen out with several players, which has in turn, creating a toxicity within the dressing room. That has led to poor results, leaving United way off the pace already.
De Gea has been the one constant within this team for the last half-decade. He has been our only world-class performer post-Sir Alex Ferguson, I don’t think that can be denied.
Losing him would be a massive blow, the club should pay him whatever he wants to persuade him to stick around. If anyone within the current squad deserves a huge pay-day, it’s De Gea.