Spanish goalkeeper close to penning contract renewal with Manchester United

Manchester United have reportedly received a boost in the aim of extending David de Gea’s stay with the Spanish goalkeeper having told his close friends that he is close to penning a long-term contract with the club.

De Gea’s future with the Red Devils has been a regular talking point over the past year amid United’s struggles to compete for silverware, and his current deal is due to expire at the end of next season after the club recently triggered the one-year extension clause available to them.

Despite this, there has been a desperate attempt from the United end to commit the Spaniard to a new long-term deal and according to The Sun, their ambition could come to fruition in the near future.

As per the publication, the shot-stopper has apparently told his close pals that a contract extension is pretty much finalised and the renewal would supposedly make him the world’s highest-paid goalkeeper with a 100 percent on his current¬†¬£200,000-a-week salary.

De Gea has been named the PFA Goalkeeper of the Year in five of the previous six seasons and he managed to claim his maiden Golden Glove last term after managing 18 clean sheets through the campaign.

However, the current season has paved differently with the United defence struggling to contain their opponents from scoring, and this has genuinely hampered De Gea’s statistics with just two shutouts from the 16 top-flight matches played.

Regardless of this, De Gea has stayed unperturbed by the situation with the confidence that United will eventually redeem themselves, and it remains to be seen whether the board will back the player’s ambition with marquee signings, who can transform the club’s fortunes.

De Gea could expect a testing challenge over the weekend where Manchester United make the away trip to an in-form Liverpool team. The Red Devils are currently sixth on the table with a 16-point deficit to Jurgen Klopp’s side, who are topping the standings with the best defensive record across Europe’s top five leagues.

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