Cape Town - David De Gea's contract stand-off at
Manchester United could be resolved within the next fortnight, according
to senior sources at the club.
The Spaniard has been holding out on a decision over whether to
commit himself to a new five-year offer from the Red Devils, worth a
basic £350 000-per week.
However, United's owners, the Glazers, were informed over the weekend
that the outstanding goalkeeper wants to stay, having been won over by
the turnaround under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Old Trafford chiefs are increasingly confident there will soon be
good news to share with their supporters, with more talks set to take
place next week involving De Gea’s camp.
United were forced to activate their 12-month extension option at the
start of the year to avoid the 28-year-old from walking away for free
at the end of this campaign.
De Gea arrived from Atletico Madrid in 2011 for £19 million and has gone on
to establish himself as one of the best shot-stoppers in the world,
although it is believed he was concerned with the general direction the
English giants were heading in before Jose Mourinho's December sacking.