Manchester United and David de Gea’s camp ‘confident’ of agreeing new deal – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United and David de Gea‘s camp are increasingly confident of striking a new long-term contract at Old Trafford, according to M.E.N‘s Ciaran Kelly.

Reports over the last month have claimed the Spaniard was reluctant to commit his future to Man United amid uncertainty surrounding the club’s capacity to compete for major honours over the next few years.

But Jose Mourinho, speaking soon after De Gea had saved his team from humiliation against Young Boys, revealed that he knew the goalkeeper wanted to stay at United.

And Kelly has reinforced that notion by claiming how the love of supporters and the decision of his partner, Edurne, to move from Madrid to Manchester has convinced him to strike a new deal with his current club.

United will, above all, need to guarantee to De Gea – who could play at any club in the world – that there exists an adequate ambition among the higher levels at United to properly invest in this squad over the next few transfer windows.

And it somewhat goes without saying that De Gea, voted the club’s best player four times in five years, should be made the highest paid player at United by some considerable distance.

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