‘De Gea to snub free agency, ink new United deal’

Comment De Gea is close to deal but with Juventus lurking United must plan for the future

Comment De Gea is close to deal but with Juventus lurking United must plan for the future

Juventus are preparing a contract offer for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, whose current deal with the Red Devils runs out next summer.

It was the middle of July when Manchester United became confident of David de Gea signing a new contract once the squad landed back in England from their tour to Australia, Singapore and China.

David de Gea is in a unusual spell, with the Manchester United goalkeeper dropping his standards below his usual level.

According to the Guardian, the Spanish worldwide is finally on the verge of agreeing a new contract with the Mancunian giants. One former Blues star has even stated that United may sell De Gea if they are offered the right deal. Now, De Gea finally appears set to follow suit. The Bianconeri were reportedly planning to open talks with the Spanish worldwide in January to explore the possibility of a summer transfer. So, in my view, he should be offloaded and replaced in the winter transfer window.

The Guardian is reporting that De Gea is on the verge of finalising the details of a new bumper contact at Old Trafford.

According to the same story, De Gea will be close to achieving parity with the club's current top earner Paul Pogba. The length of the new deal, however, hasn't been specified in the report.

De Gea has made 366 appearances for United since his £18 million arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011, arguably becoming their most-important player in recent seasons, but the Spaniard is in a hard moment, something not lost on Solskjaer.

The Spaniard has suffered a dip in form over the past year or so, but remains an integral part of Ole Gunnar's Solskjaer.

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