Manchester United are in no hurry to extend the contract of goalkeeper David de Gea with Real Madrid having cooled their interest in his signature. The Spain international has been constantly linked with a move to the Bernabeu, but it appears that the European champions will not be reviving their interest this month.
According to The Sun, the Red Devils have shelved their plans of offering a fresh deal to De Gea as they are confident that the shot-stopper will be staying put beyond the summer.
The 26-year-old currently has two years left on his previous deal, with the option of a further 12 months, and a United insider has revealed that talks will resume at a later stage depending on future Los Blancos interest.
“David still has two years left on his deal and we have the option to extend,” he told The Sun. “The club can now take its time and it doesn’t need to be rushed. We know David only wanted to go to Real Madrid. It will be more a case of now waiting to establish if we think they will try their luck again next year.”
De Gea joined the Red Devils from Atletico Madrid back in 2011 as a replacement for Edwin Van der Sar. He has since established himself as the undisputed number one at Old Trafford while being named in the PFA Team of the Year on four occasions.
The Spaniard would have received a package of £200,000-a-week in his proposed extension, but negotiations have now been put on hold with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane putting his faith on Keylor Navas.
De Gea has managed 270 appearances during his six years with Manchester United, and the fans will hope that he will stay for the long-term with the club moving in the right direction under manager Jose Mourinho.