Mourinho confident that De Gea will sign new Manchester United contract

Mourinho confident that De Gea will sign new Manchester United contract

Jose Mourinho is confident of tying down Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea to a long-term contract at the club.

That is despite reports over the last couple of weeks that the Spaniard is holding out for a much larger deal than currently being offered, so that his contract will match that of the highest earners of the club; Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.

De Gea’s contract at Old Trafford runs out next summer, and the 27-year-old would become a free agent. Man United are prepared to make him the highest paid goalkeeper in the Premier League with a £200,000 a week deal.

Although there have been some worries over De Gea’s resistance to sign a deal of that value, United boss Mourinho put them to bed after Sunday’s 2-0 victory against Burnley.

“I don’t belong in the process of discussing deals with the players and negotiations with agents,” Mourinho said.

“I never did that, it’s something that I don’t even like to do. 

“I would be a bad negotiator; I would give everything to the players. So I don’t belong to that.

“I just know that everything is in movement and hopefully sooner than later we’ll have good news.”

Ensuring that De Gea’s long-term future is at United is vital to any future success at the club. The former-Atletico Madrid goalkeeper has now been in Manchester for seven years, but came worryingly close to leaving in the 2015 summer transfer window.

With long-term links to Real Madrid, United fans were pleased to see Los Blancos sign Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea in summer, meaning it’s unlikely they’ll make a move for De Gea in the near future.

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