Manchester United have been locked in contract talks with their superstar goalkeeper David de Gea for about a year. Finally, it seems as though there has been some sort of breakthrough.
According to The Sun in an exclusive, the superstar is set to stay at Old Trafford, with United confident of getting De Gea to sign a new five-year deal.
An offer of around £300,000-a-week has been on the table for the last six months, but the 20-time Premier League champions are ready to up that to £350,000-a-week to tempt the 28-year-old to stay put and commit his long-term future to United.
The contract will be a four-year deal with the option for a further year, tying De Gea down until 2024 – at which point he’ll be 33 years old.
In the report it is being claimed that De Gea may stall on signing the new deal in order to see what transfer business United carry out – which makes sense given how poorly this club has been run over the last few years.
Despite a bad end to the 2018/19 campaign, I still firmly believe that De Gea is up there amongst the best in the business. If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can convince him to sign on the dotted line it would be a major coup, although spare a thought for Dean Henderson, who’ll probably leave permanently in the foreseeable future should our #1 put pen to paper.