Manchester United is preparing a new contract for goalkeeper David de Gea.
De Gea recently picked up January’s Premier League Player of the Month award, and The Sun claims United chiefs are planning to trigger a 12-month clause to extend their No.1 goalkeeper’s contact until June 2024.
The reports claim that the Spaniard will likely earn in the region of £375,000 a week which he is currently picking up and will have the security of a longer-term contract.
This news might spell doom for keeper Dean Henderson who is hoping that he can reclaim the number one spot at United after being put in the cold for some time.
Despite the reports, De Gea was an angry man after they let slip another points out of their grasp on Saturday against Southampton.
“The situation needs to improve and fast. We have to learn that this is not enough,” he said after the game.
The 24-year-old is contracted at Old Trafford until 2025 but is keen to leave on a permanent basis in search of regular football. He had requested to leave the club on a loan deal last month but that plea was blocked by manager Ralph Rangnick.
With Tom Heaton, Lee Grant, and Matej Kovar all on the United books as cover for De Gea, Henderson feels that a move away from the club might be the thing to do for his improvement.