David de Gea has given an update on his future at Manchester United and fans of the Red Devils may not be enthused with what he has to say.
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United’s manager Louis van Gaal has already stated that he believes de Gea, 24, will sign a new deal at Old Trafford but with the Spanish international goalkeeper only having a year left on his current deal his value in the transfer market is dwindling by the day as the Red Devils will have to offload him this summer or risk losing him for nothing in 2016.
De Gea spoke to Spanish outlet AS on Monday and gave an update on his future in Manchester. His future will continue to hang in the balance with comments like this.
“We will see what happens regarding my future,” De Gea said. “Right now I’m on holiday.”
De Gea and his agents hold the power in these negotiations. And they know it.
United are desperate for him to sign a new deal and are chucking huge amounts of money at the Spaniard to re-up at Old Trafford. The Red Devils simply cannot afford to lose a goalkeeper of de Gea’s quality and with the replacement they lined up, Victor Valdes, looking shaky in his full debut at Hull City on the final day of the 2014-15 Premier League season. Van Gaal may well have to go out and spend a large chunk of his summer transfer kitty on a new goalkeeper if de Gea decides he wants a fresh challenge.
The reigning PL Goalkeeper of the Year was the key to United finishing in the top four and securing UEFA Champions League qualification with several stunning displays last season. Since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2011 as a gangly 21-year-old, de Gea has matured into one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
Now, a waiting game will play out as Real Madrid is heavily rumored to be the club who wants to sign de Gea and offer him the chance to return to his hometown. De Gea is likely waiting to see who the next Real manager will be and if Rafael Benitez, as expected, is appointed as the new man in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu in the next week then we could well see some movement in this situation.
Until then, United’s fans will be waiting nervously to see if their star goalkeeper signs on the dotted line to extend his stay in England.