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Man Utd yet to improve De Gea’s contract

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MANCHESTER United  veteran goal keeper david de gea future is in doubts as the red devils have failed to make any progress over a new contract for star goalkeeper David de Gea, with the Spaniard angling for a sizeable wage increase to match his importance to the side.

De Gea is the undisputed star in United’s lineup and wants to be rewarded accordingly having been voted by the PFA as the best goalkeeper in the ​Premier League for five of the last six seasons.

The Spain international sees his contract at Old Trafford expire next summer, but the Red Devils possess an option to extend for a further season – meaning he will be free to agree a pre-contract with an overseas club in January 2020, unless new terms are agreed.

Although, Jose Mourinho made it known how important De Gea was to his side last week, as he said: “He likes it here, we love him, we want him to stay, he wants to stay. So when a player is not in the market the value is zero.

The summer activity which saw the world record fee for a keeper broken twice with Alisson and then Kepa Arrizabalaga for £72m has further strengthened his case for being handed a bumper new deal.

The 27-year-old has been subject to approaches from a number of Europe’s elite in recent years, and while Real Madrid may not be an avenue De Gea can follow through on with following Thibaut Courtois’ summer move, it would be dangerous to take a gamble with their prize asset.

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