Manchester United are determined to keep David de Gea, despite signing Victor Valdes…
Manchester United will offer goalkeeper David de Gea a new contract as they seek to ward off interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid, whose interest has been spiked by United’s signing of Victor Valdes.
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Reports in the Daily Mail explain United will accelerate contract talks with David de Gea following the acquisition of Valdes. The Spaniard has 18 months left on his current deal, and has been in excellent form so far this season.
Valdes has been battling back to fitness after a knee injury, and on Wednesday agreed an 18-month deal, but United see the former Barcelona man as competition for De Gea, rather than a direct replacement.
According to the source, United chief executive Ed Woodward and De Gea’s agent Jorge Mendes plan to move the matter of the player’s contract forward this month in the hope he will agree to stay.
De Gea has not closed his mind to a move back to Spain but he and his parents, who remain influential, are not actively looking to leave Manchester and recently declared themselves happy and settled in the North West.
United manager Louis van Gaal has said little about his plans for Valdes but has been impressed enough in recent weeks to offer him a deal. Current No 2 Anders Lindegaard is not considered good enough, and will likely be allowed to leave.
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