Manchester United to offer a new contract to a key player

Manchester United are to offer David de Gea a new long term contract according to reports today.

De Gea has been constantly linked with a return to Spain with Real Madrid known to be interested in the United stopper. He was close to moving back home to the Spanish capital two years ago before the infamous ‘dodgy fax machine’ incident scuppered his hopes of a move to the Bernabeu.

Days after that transfer collapsed, de Gea signed a new four year deal, with the option of a fifth as seemingly giving up on what had been described as his dream move. However, speculation of a move to Real Madrid returned again this summer, but quickly ended without much of a saga as Zinedine Zidane opted to stick with Keylor Navas, despite the wishes of Florentino Perez.

Now, according to the Independent, United are set to meet de Gea and his representatives to offer him a new deal.

De Gea has a little under two years remaining on his current deal, meaning that by the time next summer comes around, his transfer value could plummet.

Jose Mourinho is keen to tie the Spaniard down to a new deal before the end of the year, something that the club are confident of doing.

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