Real Madrid are set to offer Keylor Navas a new contract, hinting that David De Gea could have a long term future at Old Trafford.
Navas was reportedly offered a contract worth 2.5 million Euros by Manu in the summer. It was to be a part exchange deal that would have seen David De Gea go the other way. The new deal, expected to be signed before the turn of the year, is likely to at least match the amount offered by United.
Since his move to Manu fell through, Navas has been in outstanding form, proving himself worthy of a first team place with Europe’s top ranked club. Furthermore, the Bernabeau faithful are now convinced that he is worthy of the white shirt.
The Old Trafford response to the failed transfer was to offer De Gea a new contract. The £30m buy out clause hinted that the move might still be on at the end of the season. The new development casts doubt over this theory.
In a similar fashion to Keylor Navas, David De Gea has been in top form since reinstating himself as first choice keeper. He has pulled off a string of impressive saves that have earned United extra points already.
The rise and rise of De Gea
De Gea joined #MUFC in 2011. After a shaky start, he gradually began to impress, finally establishing his reputation in 13/14. In a disappointing season for United, the form of De Gea was the club’s only bright spot.
The following season, De Gea was again instrumental, as the club secured fourth place and Champions League qualification. He gave stability to a defence that was missing the established pairing of Ferdinand and Vidic. With United still in transition, losing De Gea would have been disastrous for the Manchester club.
De Gea began the current season on the bench, with some reports suggesting he was refusing to play. Manager Louis Van Gaal gave a different story, insisting that the keeper’s mind-set wasn’t right. De Gea’s form since then has been top draw. For once, some credit should be given to Van Gaal.
David De Gea is United’s most exciting goalkeeping prospect since Peter Schmeichel arrived in 1992. The club’s success in the 1990s was built around the Dane’s presence behind the back four. With these new developments, there is still hope that De Gea could emulate Schmeichel and cement his place in the club’s folklore.
However, United fans should err on the side of caution. As Spain’s first choice keeper, De Gea would be a considerable financial asset for Madrid. Due to their Galactico policy, there is a chance they might still pursue De Gea.
Manu's Undisputed No.1
United fans can ensure De Gea stays at the club by letting him know in no uncertain terms that he has secured a place in their hearts. He could end up with a choice of being the undisputed number one at United, or sharing his place with Navas in Madrid. #Manchester United