Manchester United to offer David de Gea a new contract to ward off Real Madrid's continued interest

The 26-year-old’s current deal runs out in 2019, feasibly making it easier for the European champions to sign him next summer when he only has one year left on his current deal

Miguel Delaney
Chief Football Writer
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Sunday 24 September 2017 12:35
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Manchester United are confident of keeping De Gea
Manchester United are confident of keeping De Gea

Manchester United are over the next few weeks set to open talks with David De Gea regarding a new contract, and are confident that the Spanish goalkeeper will agree despite long-standing interest from Real Madrid.

The 26-year-old’s current deal runs out in 2019, feasibly making it easier for the Spanish club to sign him next summer when he only has one year left on his deal.

United have been insistent that they will not buckle for Real, however, and that now extends to looking to extend his stay at the club.

There is also a feeling that De Gea is now feeling even more comfortable in Manchester, and greatly enjoying his time at the club, so would be open to a new deal.

Manager Jose Mourinho is also keen to get the Spanish international - currently considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world - tied down to a contract by the start of the new year.

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