Manchester United have extended David de Gea’s contract for an additional year, tying the Spain international to Old Trafford until 2020.
The club exercised their option to tie down the goalkeeper for an extra 12 months amid continued talks to agree a new longer-term deal
The Spaniard signed a new four-year contract in September 2015, just days after a proposed move to Real Madrid was scuppered on transfer deadline day.
And as has been recent club policy, United included the ability for them to add a further year to the goalkeeper’s deal to hold onto him until the end of the 2019-20 season.
There have been ongoing talks this season regarding a new long-term contract for the four-time club Player of the Year, but with an agreement still yet to be found United have moved to secure the 28-year-old for a further 12 months.
The hope now is that the two sides can agree a deal beyond 2020, with manager Jose Mourinho saying this week that United’s number one will sign for the longer term.
The only stumbling block now appears to be a consensus on salary, with Alexis Sanchez’s arrival in January on a contract worth £390,000 a week having alerted De Gea’s camp to the possibility of a significant raise for their player.