Manchester United are set to trigger the one year extension clause in David De Gea’s contract if the player doesn’t sign a new contract in the stipulated time.
Talks over a new contract have continued to stall and there hasn’t been any development. United have reportedly offered the player a new five year deal with a basic wage of around £375,000-a-week.
De Gea who is currently with Spain on international duty hasn’t yet signed on the dotted line although the club hierarchy is very hopeful the ongoing contract situations will resolve very soon.
The former Atletico Madrid custodian has been the best player for the Red Devils in the last few years and securing his long term future has been one of the priorities for the club.
United are likely to wait until the end of this year to seal contract talks otherwise they are ready to use the one year extension option to stop his exit. There are a host of clubs monitoring the player’s situation and are ready to pounce on the player.
The 27 year old had been tipped to leave the club for Real Madrid but with Thibaut Courtois joining the Spanish giants this summer his chances of moving to the Santiago Bernabeu is all but over.