The 23-year-old’s contract expires at the end of next season and after consistently impressing over the past couple of seasons at United, he is now rightly considered one of the best young goalkeepers in football.
Iker Casillas’ fall from grace means Madrid are on the lookout for a long term replacement but reports suggest United are ready to offer him £120,000 per week on a new five-year deal to secure his long term future at Old Trafford.
Last weekend against Everton, De Gea reminded everybody of the importance of having a great goalkeeper in your side and United should certainly be doing everything in their power to make sure De Gea goes nowhere any time soon.
His ties to Atletico Madrid are strong given that he spent his entire career there before joining United, so a move to Real Madrid may not be what he wants but the lure of playing back in his home town and country could prove very strong.
However, United cannot afford to let De Gea leave because goalkeepers of his calibre are rare, there are only a few in every generation and he is only going to get better.
We’ve reiterated it on more than one occasion but for a 23-year-old to be the undisputed No.1 goalkeeper of United and on the verge of becoming No.1 for Spain is an unbelievable achievement.
United would not be able to replace De Gea if he were to leave and the club has shown this summer that money isn’t an issue so, unless De Gea actively wants to leave, there is no reason why United couldn’t afford to give him what he wanted.