Report: Manchester United to pick up De Gea option as Real lurks

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A report claims that Manchester United is prepared to thwart a new expected bid for David De Gea by picking up an option in the goalkeeper’s current contract.

Marca claims that Real Madrid is readying a new bid for the 26-year-old Spanish keeper as an upgrade over Costa Rican backstop Keylor Navas.

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But the same report says De Gea’s contract, which runs until 2019, will be extended to 2020 “in the coming days” via a team option. It also says that De Gea is happy at United.

The Madrid-born De Gea joined Atletico Madrid at age 13 and broke into the first team in 2009. Since heading to Old Trafford in 2011, he’s thrice been named on the Premier League PFA Team of the Year. He’s also been thrice named the United Players’ Player of the Year.