Manchester United have reportedly decided to exercise the one-year option available on David de Gea’s contract amid the slow progress in terms of committing him to a new long-term contract.
The Spain international has been with the Red Devils over the past seven-and-a-half seasons and during this period, he has transformed into one of the world’s best shot-stoppers while bagging club’s Player of the Year accolade on four occasions.
Despite this, the Spaniard has yet to agree upon a contract beyond the current campaign and The Sun reports that the club have decided to trigger the 12-month extension clause present on his existing deal amid the speculated interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
For the past few years, De Gea has been regular linked with Real Madrid which has brought up a cause of concern for the club, but that no longer remains an issue with Los Blancos deciding to end the Spaniard’s trail by signing Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea.
In between this, De Gea has also regularly expressed his delight over his United stay but it appears that club are holding up on offering him a bumper contract which would encourage him to commit his future during the prime stage of his career.
The former Atletico graduate is currently said to want wages of around £350,000-a-week which would put him on par with outfield players Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba but so far, United have yet to give the go-ahead for such kind of a deal.