Manchester United to extend star player’s stay by 12 months if contract negotiations fail

David de Gea

David De Gea

Manchester United will take up their option of extending David de Gea’s contract in January should the keeper not sign a new deal by then, according to the Sun.

The report claims that United have offered De Gea a five-year deal worth £375,000-a-week with various performance-related bonuses. The deal would only put Alexis Sanchez ahead of the Spaniard in the pay scale at Old Trafford.

The report adds that if the keeper keeps delaying signing a new deal, the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain will believe they can get the player in the summer.

This puts United in a sticky situation if De Gea isn’t looking to pen the contract. United could extend his current deal by 12 months but would have to sell their star in the summer to get a decent deal for the Spaniard.

David De Gea

The Spaniard could leave on a free at the end of next season and Jorge Mendes, De Gea’s agent, has often claimed that the club and player are far away from signing a new deal, as per the report.

The keeper has been one of our best players in the Premier League era and losing him would be a huge blow.

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De Gea has won United’s player of the year award four times in the last five years and hopefully, we can find a solution that extends the keeper’s stay at the club for long.