David de Gea negotiating contract extension with Manchester United, confirms agent Jorge Mendes
Manchester United fans have been given hope of retaining David De Gea after super-agent Jorge Mendes confirmed that talks are underway with Manchester United to extend the 24-year-old’s contract.
Mendes told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, "I am negotiating with Manchester United about De Gea's renewal. It is not true that De Gea has found a deal with Real Madrid. I'm negotiating with Manchester United his extension."
The Spanish goalkeeper is United’s reigning Player of the Year and has been the standout player for the Red Devils in what has been an underwhelming season so far, despite their current position of fourth in the table. His contract runs out in 2016, which prompted strong speculation that the player was interested in a return to his home country with European Champions Real Madrid seemingly the front runners for his signature.
United signed De Gea from Real’s city rivals Atletico Madrid for £17.8 million in 2011. He has since gone on to establish himself as one of the best keepers in the world. Fans of the club can take heart from Mendes’ comments which indicates that they are unlikely to lose one of their star players for free next year.
Earlier this week Mendes stated, "He has one year left on his contract and I think that he will stay in Manchester. The player will decide, but he's happy there, at the moment."