David de Gea coy over release clause in new Manchester United contract

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Manchester United fans could still be sweating over the future of David De Gea.

The keeper refused to rule out the possibility of there being a £30-million buyout clause in the contract he signed in September after his move to Real Madrid fell through in the summer.

Since the close of the window, speculation has been rife, suggesting that United placed the buyout clause in the contract to keep the Spaniard sweet, whilst guaranteeing they do not lose out on any money they may have had if he had gone last summer.


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David De Gea was questioned after he played during Spain's 1-0 win over Ukraine on Monday, where he impressed once again making several crucial saves. 

When asked about the clause in his contract allowing him to leave for £30 million he deflected the question saying, as per the Guardian: “You should ask Jorge (Mendez) that question. He is the one who pays attention to those sort of details.” 

It's hard to believe a player who was seemingly so desperate to leave Manchester this summer doesn't know the ins and outs of his contract.

A rather interesting, or worrying development - depending on your allegiance - is Manchester United themselves have also refused to rule out that such a clause exists. 

This is fairly common practice for a club to do when they have resigned themselves to the loss of a key player, we have seen it with Luis Suarez two years ago and Fabien Delph last summer.

United fans can and should be worried following this new revelation with their side looking far more confident and solid since De Gea made his return.

Losing him either in January or next summer could be catastrophic for any title hopes they have for this and next season.

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