Manchester United star unsure of extending stay due to current climate at club

David de Gea

David De Gea

Manchester United face a “serious battle” to keep hold of David de Gea due to the current conditions at the club, according to the Telegraph (h/t ESPN).

The report adds that the club will activate a one-year extension on the keeper’s deal but could lose him on a free in 2020.

A contract extension between the parties has reached a stalemate, however, United will try to persuade the Spaniard to sign a new deal, as per the report.

United have struggled to perform this season and have already lost three Premier League games from eight ties.

The report adds that De Gea wants to fight for top honours but is unsure the club can challenge for domestic and European trophies. The player also doesn’t want to spend his best years at a club where there is a lot of “uncertainty on and off the pitch.”

De Gea is probably the best keeper in the world and his best years are still to come. The Spaniard has often saved us from precarious positions and losing him on a free would be a huge blow. There would be numerous suitors for the 27-year-old as he would fit into any team in the world.

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The keeper has to be kept at any cost, but we need to perform better soon. The season is still in its infancy and we could still make a charge for a trophy.