Speculation had been surrounding David De Gea, who moved to United from Atlético Madrid in 2011 for £17.8 million, and whether he would be joining Spanish giants Real Madrid in the summer. Manager Carlo Ancelotti is said to have identified him as the long-term successor to Iker Casillas at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Jorge Mendes, known as a ‘super agent’, who is also the agent of Cristiano Ronaldo, Angel Di Maria and many more, publicly revealed in an interview with Spanish radio station Cadena Sar said that he has already entered discussions about renewing the goalkeepers current contract, which is due to expire at the end of next season.
“I am negotiating his contract renewal but we haven’t signed anything yet," he said.
“As of this moment, we will see what happens. We’re holding talks and at this moment, it seems he could continue with United, but as I say, we haven’t signed anything yet.”
The Spanish number two has been in excellent form for the Red Devils this season, saving his team on many occasions from defeat. De Gea has kept seven clean sheets and conceded just under a goal-per-game; this is impressive given that United’s defence has come under a lot of scrutiny for simply not being good enough this season.
When the former Atlético Madrid stopper first came to the Premier League he seemed a bit of liability and didn’t look like he was going to justify his transfer sum. As the seasons went on De Gea has grown in confidence and has established himself as one of the best keepers in England and the world.
After United signed Victor Valdes on a free transfer last month people assumed that De Gea’s spell in Manchester would be coming too an end in the summer with Valdes his replacement.
Mendes stated last week that De Gea was happy to stay at United despite their decision to sign experienced Valdes.