Duncan Castles has made the extraordinary claim that Manchester United star David de Gea hasn’t in fact been offered a new contract as some reports claimed.
The Spaniard has been the club’s best player of the season, showing the world just what he’s capable of but his performances have garnered the interest of Real Madrid once more.
De Gea hasn’t ever truly publicly committed himself to United which has worried fans over his potential departure as the Spanish giants step up their efforts.
It was reported that Jose Mourinho attempted to solve the issue by offering the goalkeeper a new contract but Castles believes it’s all false.
David is a key player for the Red Devils and not sorting out his future as soon as possible can truly come back to haunt the club if what the pundit said is true.
According to the Express, Duncan said to the Transfer Window podcast: “We’ve seen a fair bit of reporting this week – some people saying the contract is already agreed, some saying it’s going to be agreed that the player and the club both expect it to be agreed soon.
“There was a report in Spain that it’ll be €21m a year, making him the best paid goalkeeper in the world and it would be announced after the World Cup.
“Every time I ask people close to David de Gea I’m told there’s no deal, there is no agreement, in fact there hasn’t been a formal offer from Manchester United at this stage.”
Manchester United wouldn’t have wanted the distraction of De Gea’s future in the current transfer window given how it’s arguably Mourinho’s most important one.
The Portuguese manager has real pressure on him to deliver the Premier League title next season and may lose his job should he fail to dethrone Pep Guardiola’s rampant Manchester City side.