Manchester United are reportedly increasingly confident of striking a fresh contract agreement with David de Gea following positive talks with the player’s entourage. The Spaniard currently has just seven months on his contract, though United have a one-year option extension clause available to trigger.
De Gea’s future with United was put under doubt at the start of the month where Jose Mourinho hinted that he has no idea whether the shot-stopper would pen an extension.
However, things appear to have changed since then with the Portuguese recently hinting at the prospect of a new contract and according to M.E.N’s Ciaran Kelly, the club are understood to have finally convinced the 28-year-old to stay put with his partner having relocated to Manchester.
United and David de Gea's camp have been 'optimistic' he will sign new deal. 'Keeper's been moved by fans' support and his partner has relocated to Manchester. Key for United now is to prove they can match his ambition. Class act. #mufc
— Ciaran Kelly (@MENCKelly) November 28, 2018
De Gea has regularly revealed his happiness at Manchester United where he has been fond with the faithful and his performances have been rewarded with the club’s Player of the Year accolade in four of the previous five seasons.
Nonetheless, the club’s failure to compete for the Premier League crown of late has been a setback and that is something the hierarchy may have to resolve with a couple of marquee signings in the forthcoming transfer windows.
De Gea is likely to earn a bumper rise with the extension at Old Trafford and he could potentially command a basic wage close in upwards of £300,000-a-week to put him only behind Alexis Sanchez in the earners’ list at United.