Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck, David de Gea and Tom Cleverley set for new contracts with Manchester United - reports
United are believed to be hopeful on securing the future of their best young talent
Friday 04 April 2014
Manchester United stars Phil Jones, David de Gea and Danny Welbeck will reportedly be handed new contracts as the club look to tie down their best young players, and there could even be another chance for Tom Cleverley to show he has a future at Old Trafford.
Reports claims that England internationals Jones and Welbeck will enter contract talks with the club - despite having two years left to run on their current deals – while de Gea will be rewarded for his outstanding form since finding his feet in the Premier League after his 2011 transfer.
Jones’ representatives have already been in talks with United manager David Moyes, and the belief is that the 232-year-old will be offered a long-term extension in order to tie the defender down to the club.
Moyes is hopeful that Jones can make the step up and feel the void left by captain Nemanja Vidic when the current captain leaves at the end of the season when his contract expires. Vidic has already confirmed he will head to Italy to join Inter Milan, leaving a gap at the back for Jones to become a regular starter. Rio Ferdinand could also be on his way out of the club should he not sign a contract extension.
The news that Cleverley could be offered a new deal could come as a surprise for some fans, given that the midfielder has been criticised for his performances this season by United fans. With 14 months left on his current deal, it had been though that the England international could be on the move in the summer given that Moyes will look to revamp the squad, but if reports are to be belived the 24-year-old could extend his stay with the Red Devils.
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