De Gea’s current deal expires next summer and there have been concerns as to why the Spaniard hasn’t yet signed an extension but Ian Ladyman suggests the club are pushing forward to find an agreement with the Spaniard.
Real Madrid’s interest has already been dismissed by De Gea earlier this season as false rumours which was what United fans wanted to hear but the longer De Gea’s impressive performances go on, the greater the fear is that the current European champions will lure him back to his home city of Madrid.
If there is one player in United’s squad who deserves a new contract, it is De Gea. Ed Woodward should be giving him whatever he wants to make sure he doesn’t leave.
Although there are understandable reasons to be concerned about De Gea’s long-term future at United, Valdes’ arrival is not one of them. If the 32-year-old was signed as De Gea’s replacement, Louis van Gaal would have given him a longer contract than the reported 18 months he’ll get.
Getting De Gea to sign a new contract is the most important piece of business United will do in the next eight months and fans are certainly hoping that the end scenario won’t be a repeat of Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure in 2009.
We’ll be bringing you a detailed look into the De Gea and Valdes situation later this week.