Jose Mourinho confident David de Gea will sign a new deal at Manchester United despite the goalkeeper ‘holding out for £350,000 a week’
- Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is out of contract next summer
- He has yet to sign a new deal and reports suggest he wants £350,000 a week
- But Jose Mourinho has reassured fans that ‘good news’ should be on its way
Jose Mourinho is confident David de Gea will sign a new contract — despite the goalkeeper reportedly holding out for a 350-000-a-week deal to put him on par with the likes of Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.
But De Gea has still to put pen to paper, with The Sun claiming the club are refusing to bend easily to the player’s new salary demands.
Jose Mourinho is confident David de Gea will sign a new contract at Manchester United
The United boss has moved to reassure fans, with De Gea yet to put to paper on a fresh deal
Mourinho has moved to reassure fans, however, claiming a deal to keep the keeper at Old Trafford should not be far off.
‘I don’t belong in the process of discussing deals with the players and negotiations with agents,’ he said.
‘I never did that, it’s something that I don’t even like to do. I would be a bad negotiator; I would give everything to the players! So I don’t belong to that.
‘Hopefully sooner than later we’ll have good news,’ the Manchester United manager said
‘I just know that everything is in movement and hopefully sooner than later we’ll have good news.’
De Gea was long linked with a move to Real Madrid and only a dodgy fax machine cost him a return to the Spanish capital in 2015.
But Julen Lopetegui’s side instead moved for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois this summer, removing any lingering fear that the Spain international could return home.