De Gea delivers update on Man Utd contract situation & future at Old Trafford
- Keeper has been with Red Devils since 2011
- 12-month option in current deal
- Wants to agree long-term extension
WHAT HAPPENED? The long-serving Spanish goalkeeper is yet to agree an extension to terms that are due to expire in the summer, although United have a 12-month option that they can take up at any time. De Gea would prefer to put something more long-term in place, having been with the Red Devils since 2011, and has revealed that talks are ongoing when it comes to matters of his future.
WHAT THEY SAID: De Gea has said of contract discussions: “We’re still talking. I’m just focused on the games, that’s the most important thing, but for sure it’s going to end in a good way.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: De Gea, who has taken in 517 appearances for United, signed his last contract with United in 2019 and is into his 13th season at Old Trafford.
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WHAT NEXT? De Gea has been able to speak with clubs outside of England since January, with free agency still on the cards, but the expectation is that the 32-year-old still has many more campaigns in Manchester ahead of him.