Contract talks still undergoing, as De Gea gets demanding.
Manchester United’s only real star this season has been goalkeeper David De Gea, and with the Spaniard entering the final 16 months of his current contract, the club are desperate to secure the stopper on a new long-term contract.
However, according to the Mirror, De Gea and his representatives are demanding a £25m release-clause in any new contract, half of the £50m that the Red Devils would ideally want that clause set at.
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Man United are more than aware that Real Madrid consider the 24-year-old as their no.1 replacement for Iker Casillas, and know that £25m would easily be met by the Spanish giants for one of the world’s best goalkeepers.
Yet this could be the price they have to pay to get the Spaniard to commit his long-term future at Old Trafford, and avoid becoming a free-agent at the end of the 2015/16 campaign.