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Manchester United make final decision on future of David de Gea



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David de Gea has just 11 days left on his contract at Manchester United after his one-year extension was not activated.

United were looking to sign De Gea on reduced terms, rather than his 375,000-a-week pay slip that he currently is on.

There have been negotiations in place for the goalkeeper to remain at Old Trafford, however, latest reports suggest that United have changed their decision on the future of the shot-stopper.

Following recent reports that stated The Reds are less confident about finalising an agreement with the Premier League Golden Glove winner, Chris Wheeler of the Daily Mail claimed that Erik ten Hag was in disagreement with the club about extending the contract of the player.

It was said that the club would prefer to secure De Gea on a new deal rather than have to buy a replacement. However, Ten Hag has reservations.

Latest reports, however, from Samuel Luckhurst of the Manchester Evening News states that United have switched their position and now want to sign a new first-choice goalkeeper this summer. Figures at the club have decided a new starting keeper is ‘essential’ for Ten Hag’s team.

He added that whilst there is not a standout successor to De Gea, United have been linked with Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa and Andre Onana of Inter Milan.

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De Gea’s transfer saga has been a hot topic amongst United fans in recent months. Roy Keane has previously called for his former club to replace the goalkeeper, who stated the Spaniard is not world-class.

After joining the Old Trafford club in 2011, De Gea has since made 545 appearances for the club and broke United’s all-time clean sheet record with 190 across his time with The Reds.