David de Gea is happy to stay at Manchester United

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David de Gea is happy to stay at Manchester United and will not look to force his way out of the club this summer, according to former Spain star Gaizka Mendieta.

The goalkeeper has been stalling over a new contract at Old Trafford despite reportedly being offered a staggering £200,000-a-week.

Louis van Gaal confirmed that he has offered the 24-year-old 'a lot of money' to stay, but it seems interest from Real Madrid is stopping De Gea from committing.

With just 12 months to run on his current deal, Manchester United will have to consider cashing in on De Gea should the stalemate continue.

However, according to Mendieta, who himself was a Spain international, believes that De Gea is ready to commit his future to the club, but first wants to make sure that Manchester United will qualify for next season's Champions League.

Ready to commit

“Manchester United is a club, as a player, you want to play for,” he told talkSPORT. “If they qualify for the Champions League, that’s important as a player.

“From what I know, David De Gea is happy to stay at Manchester United.”

Champions League hopes

Manchester United are relatively safe from fifth place Liverpool in the Premier League table. They hold a four point lead with just three games remaining, although one of those games will come against in-form Arsenal.

They are also five points away from third place, meaning they will almost certainly face a tough qualifying match to make the group stages of the Champions League proper.

Real Madrid interest

Regardless of what Mendieta says, De Gea must still be considering a move to the Bernabeu. Not only will he have the chance to play for the biggest club in his home country, but he will also get to move back to the city where he grew up.

De Gea, of course, came through the youth system at Atletico Madrid and must have a soft spot for Los Blancos. He must also be tempted by the prospect of replacing Iker Casillas, a legend in both Spanish and world football.


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