Manchester United have arguably got the best goal keeper in the world in the form of Spanish international David De Gea.
The 27-year-old shot stopper’s current contract with the Old Trafford club will expire in less than a year and Mourinho must do everything to keep the goalie at the club for the long term.
As far as the latest update is concerned, the Portuguese boss believes that the former Atletico Madrid star will pen a new deal with the Red Devils (The Sun).
“I don’t belong in the process of discussing deals with the players and negotiations with agents.”
“I never did that, it’s something that I don’t even like to do. I would be a bad negotiator; I would give everything to the players! So I don’t belong to that.
“I just know that everything is in movement and hopefully sooner than later we’ll have good news.”
The United faithful will be delighted if the club can hold on to De Gea because he is one of the most important players in the team.
The La Roja star has not been in top form recently but he has won Manchester United’s Player of the Year award on four occasions in the past five years.
At the moment, he is earning around £200,000-a-week (Express) and only Romelu Lukaku (£250,000-a-week), record signing Paul Pogba (£290,000-a-week) and Alexis Sanchez (£500,000-a-week) earn more than him.
As per the provided The Sun link, De Gea is now hoping to earn around £350,000-a-week (£18.2million-a-year) and the contract could last for four years until 2023. This means the deal could be worth £72.8million.