When David De Gea agreed new Man Utd contract in principle as announcement claim made
David De Gea agreed terms on a new contract at Manchester United in principle as far back as July, it is being reported.
The Spain international is believed to have given the thumbs up to a £375,000 per week, including add-ons, deal but to date the contract has still not been signed.
De Gea’s current deal is due to expire next summer and he will be allowed to leave for free should terms not be agreed before then.
He has been linked with Juventus, who are said to be keen to snap up the 28-year-old, while Paris Saint-Germain were also sniffing around in the summer.
And with De Gea having been under the microscope for several slip-ups over the last few months, United might decide to move him on if they think his demands have started to exceed his value.
According to the Athletic, the announcement is near, but many believe that the amount of time it is taking for him to put pen-to-paper is not a good sign.
The Juventus interest is believed to be genuine and the Italian champions will be allowed to negotiate with De Gea six months before his deal is due to expire.
And they have history of snapping up players on free transfers by doing just that, with Aaron Ramsey, Emre Can and Adrien Rabiot all arriving recently.
But with Sergio Romero waiting in the wings, the Norwegian has a top class replacement should he leave.
And much is expected of Dean Henderson, the 22-year-old who is impressing on loan at Sheffield United for a second season in succession.
“They will have to come to a decision at some point on whether his value is the same as what he is asking for,” Schwarzer told Goal.
“There’s speculation about him and then there’s the fact that he may still choose to leave.
“Ultimately there comes the point where your history and your past performances only get you so far. It is about now. If you look at his last six months, his average performances haven’t been anywhere near what they have been in the past.
“If you break it down, a lot of goals have come from direct mistakes from De Gea. Probably more than in the entire six or seven-year period before. There is always a balancing act as a player. What’s your current value? Your recent performances come into that.
“Can he get to the level he was at before? Part of that is being consistent. Consistency is not a word I would associate with David de Gea over the last six months. If not more.”