Although Man United have activated a one year extension clause on David De Gea’s contract, they face the challenge of keeping the player at the club beyond 2020, reports the Daily Star.
De Gea penned a new contract with United in 2015 but inserted a one year extension clause in the same deal, which was due for expiration at the end of the season. However, the club has moved to secure the future of the player albeit until 2020 by triggering the clause but there is so much uncertainty surrounding the long term future of the player.
According to reports, the Spanish keeper is asking United to pay him £500,000 a week, same salary as Alexis Sanchez. Part of his demand include knowing the fate of Jose Mourinho, who has been sternly criticised for the poor show off of the Red Devils.
Arguably, De Gea has remained the best Premier League player but he is heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint Germain and Italian heavy weight Juventus. If Man United fail to sign him to a new deal, he could walk away as a free agent at the end of next season.