Manchester United are confident that goalkeeper David de Gea will sign a new contract at Old Trafford. That’s according to the BBC.
The Spaniard’s current deal expires next summer, with the club obviously keen on keeping the 27-year-old at the Theatre of Dreams beyond that deal.
United’s hand has been significantly strengthened following the news that Real Madrid acquired Thibaut Courtois over the summer, leaving De Gea without his first-choice option if he did indeed want to leave.
We’re talking about the best goalkeeper on the planet here. The club should be doing absolutely everything within their power to convince him to stay. If that means making him the highest-paid goalkeeper in world football, then so be it.
At this point, we’re incredibly lucky he’s stuck around as trophies have hardly been plentiful. If we can commit him to this one deal, we’d have him tied down for his best years which is pretty good all things considered.
Hopefully, this one doesn’t drag on and the deal is done soon, because the further into the season we go, the more gossip columns will close in on this story and put it under the spotlight.