Manchester United have offered goalkeeper David de Gea a new five-year deal to remain at Old Trafford.
As reported by talkSPORT, the Red Devils will insert a minimum release clause of €50 million in the new deal for the Spanish shot-stopper, who failed to complete a move to Real Madrid in the transfer window.
De Gea, of course, looked set to join the ranks at the Bernabeu, however the deal failed to materialise on deadline day in Spain. Ultimately, with De Gea's contract at Old Trafford set to expire in Manchester at the end of this season, his long-term future in the game remains the subject of debate.
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Incredibly, then, it appears that the goalkeeper could yet sign a new long-term deal with the Red Devils, with talkSPORT going on to claim that the Manchester United hierarchy are prepared to offer their back-to-back Player of the Year as much as £200,000-a-week to commit his future with the club.
As the saga continues to rumble on, it's far from certain, however, as to whether De Gea will be willing to accept United's latest offer.
Let's be honest, the De Gea transfer saga is far from over, but it's now crucial Louis van Gaal and Co. get him back on side in Manchester. The Spanish international has been the club's standout player over the course of the last couple of years, so he must be reinstated between the sticks sooner rather than later.
Summer signing Sergio Romero has done a steady job in the absence of De Gea, but the Argentine isn't in the same class as last season's No.1.
Ultimately, then, with Liverpool set to visit Old Trafford on Saturday, Van Gaal should start his best player for the first time this season. De Gea really can help Manchester United return to the summit of the Premier League table this season.
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