Manchester United are reportedly close to finalising a new long-term contract with Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea. The 27-year-old has been United’s most consistent performer over the past few years, and the club’s hierarchy are prepared to reward him with a fresh extension beyond June 2019.
According to The Star, talks are already underway between both parties regarding the contract extension, and the Spaniard appears close to signing a new bumper contract, which would provide him a 66 per cent increase on his current £210,000-a-week wages.
De Gea has single-handedly secured point for United on occasions this term, and the United’s hierarchy have realised the fact that they must extend his contract at the earliest possibility in order to fend off Real Madrid interest.
There is the option of a 12-month extension clause on the goalkeeper’s contract, but United are looking into the long-term with the Spaniard likely to be influential towards ending the ongoing drought for the Premier League title.
De Gea is presently leading Manchester City’s Ederson by just a solitary clean sheet in the Golden Glove race, and he will be desperate to extend this tally against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night.