Manchester United are reportedly expecting goalkeeper David de Gea to sign a new long-term contract with the club, now that Real Madrid have pursued the signature of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea.
The Spaniard was on the cusp of joining the European champions in the summer of 2015 but a delay in transmission of necessary documents scuppered the move on transfer deadline day.
Since then, Los Blancos have been associated with the 27-year-old on numerous occasions but the recent signing of Courtois clearly suggests that they have eventually abandoned their pursuit of De Gea.
According to The Manchester Evening News, Jose Mourinho’s side are now expectant of De Gea to commit his long-term future to the club with his current deal due to conclude at the end of the campaign.
United do have the option of prolonging his stay by a further year with an extension clause on his contract but the club’s hierarchy are seemingly keen on committing him for the long-term after a rather frustrating summer.
De Gea has won the club’s Player of the Year award in four of the previous five campaigns. He went on to secure his maiden Premier League Golden Boot last term after beating off competition from Manchester City’s Ederson.