Man Utd, De Gea camps ‘optimistic’ over new contract

Date published: Saturday 13th October 2018 11:50

Manchester United and David de Gea’s camp are both ‘optimistic’ over the chances of striking a deal over a new contract, according to reports.

Although the goalkeeper only has a year remaining on his current deal, the Red Devils have an option to extend for a further 12 months.

De Gea has been linked with a move to Real Madrid over the past few years but Thibaut Courtois’ summer transfer to the Bernabeu has put those rumours to bed.

And now the Manchester Evening News claims that it just down to United to put together a good package for De Gea and make sure they convince him that they ‘match his ambitions’.

The Spain international endured a torrid World Cup with his nation after they crashed out in the last-16 to Russia and the report continues to say De Gea has been ‘moved by the support of United, especially the fans’.

“I feel we love this club, the fans, all the people who work for this club, so I’m really happy to be at this club,” De Gea said when asked about the possibly of signing a new deal.

“It’s one of the best clubs in the world so, for me, it’s really good to be part of this club.”

The 27-year-old’s partner has now moved to Manchester and the Manchester Evening News continues by saying that United have never been more confident of a new deal with both camps ‘optimistic’ over the prospect.


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