Goalkeeper De Gea has reached an agreement to extend his contract with Man United and the two sides will sign in the near future.
De Gea’s current contract expires this summer, although United still have the option of a 12-month extension. De Gea’s case makes Man United very confused. The Spaniard has kept the most clean sheets this season, but has made a lot of mistakes that have resulted in goals.
All three goals that Man United conceded in the Europa League quarter-final second leg against Sevilla came from De Gea’s mistakes. Last weekend, the 32-year-old goalkeeper made another mistake that caused Man United to lose to West Ham.
Coach Ten Hag is still determined to keep De Gea. The Telegraph confirmed that De Gea has reached an agreement on a new contract with Man United and the parties will sign it in the near future.
Man United did not choose to activate the auto-renewal clause with De Gea because he will keep his salary of £ 350,000 / week. Instead, De Gea’s salary will be reduced sharply under the new contract.
De Gea could also lose his No 1 position at Man United despite signing a new contract. The Spaniard was considered unsuitable for the style of play that coach Ten Hag wanted to build.
Manchester United are pursuing David Raya as a potential replacement for De Gea. “Red Devils” still want to keep De Gea as an important member of the dressing room and a quality reserve goalkeeper.