Mourinho offers update on De Gea contract extension

Date published: Sunday 19th August 2018 9:51

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that goalkeeper David de Gea will soon sign a new contract at Manchester United.

Reports have long claimed that De Gea will commit his future to the club, and after Real Madrid signed Thibaut Courtois there is no obvious next destination for De Gea.

Mourinho has been vocal in his frustration at the lack of transfer activity at Old Trafford this summer, but keeping hold of De Gea is a coup given the previous uncertainty over his future.

“David is a Manchester United player, he will sign a new contract as soon as possible, he likes it here,” Mourinho said. “We love him, we want him to stay. He wants to stay.”

“I think it was a collective situation involving the player, the agent and Manchester United. The agent didn’t create a war to try to achieve his objectives.

“He respected the club. He respected the player. The player was always keen to stay and happy to stay.

“The club understood how important he was and was always trying to give him the conditions to make him happy, so credit to all three.”

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