Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag has given the inexperienced mild to set off a one-year contract extension clause on 4 first workforce gamers.
Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Fred and Diogo Dalot, all initially out of contract in 2023 and capable of communicate to international golf equipment a few free switch from January 1, have now seen their offers prolonged till 2024 – giving United extra time to renegotiate long-term contracts or search switch charges for any gamers they’d like to dump subsequent yr.
One participant in the identical boat whose future stays unresolved nevertheless, is first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea.
De Gea’s contract expires on June 30, 2023.
United have an choice to increase the Spaniard’s keep by an extra yr just like the aforementioned gamers, however the challenge United face is De Gea is at the moment among the many membership’s prime earners – he agreed a deal within the area of £375,000-a-week when it was signed in 2019. Any extension set off could be on the identical phrases as the present deal.
De Gea’s present take residence earnings are impacted with a clause triggered following United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League final season, however stay among the many highest within the squad.
The difficulty United face is De Gea’s present standing on the payroll does not match his standing on the planet sport following an prolonged dip in type, and considerations over his functionality to play in a Ten Hag workforce. De Gea’s robust level has by no means been with ball at his toes, and he has misplaced his place within the Spanish nationwide workforce in robust half because of that issue. Luis Enrique has left his job as Spain supervisor following the World Cup, nevertheless, probably opening a route again into the worldwide arrange.
De Gea was, on the level of signing his final contract with United, top-of-the-line goalkeepers on the planet, with a wage reflective of that standing. It is clear that is now not the case, and clear to United too, who need to be extra cautious and strict with contract renewals after years of mismanagement.
90min understands United and De Gea are on good phrases, and each events are decided to remain that manner irrespective of the results of discussions over a renewal.
Talks over a possible extension are ongoing, however United’s method shall be for any new long-term settlement to be made on considerably decreased phrases. United aren’t contemplating triggering the one-year extension choice.
The dimensions of the discount, and whether or not De Gea accepts it, stays to be seen.
90min reported in November that Ten Hag had turn out to be a giant fan of De Gea’s work ethic and presence at Carrington, even whereas considerations stay over whether or not he’s or can turn out to be Ten Hag’s archetypal primary.
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United have been scouting different potential choices for numerous months ought to they find yourself dropping De Gea.
Martin Dubravka will return to Newcastle when his mortgage deal expires in the summertime, and was solely thought-about understudy to De Gea anyway. Dean Henderson, lengthy tipped as De Gea’s successor and as soon as trialled as such, remains to be intent on leaving United and the membership might use his sale as a way of elevating funds if his profitable season at Nottingham Forest continues.
Portugal primary Diogo Costa, of Porto, has been scouted numerous occasions by United this season thus far and appears to be one of many subsequent crop of recent goalkeepers able to be snapped up by a European big, even when there’s a substantial launch clause in a brand new deal signed solely just lately. Ten Hag and United just like the participant although produce other areas they wish to strengthen subsequent summer time.
Yann Sommer has been on United’s radar however is taken into account a quantity two choice.
De Gea would wish to conform to a brand new deal on decreased phrases if he’s to remain at United, however the choice stays as much as him and the membership on how any new deal would look.
United and the participant are eager to work issues out with a level of mutual respect, with the choice additionally on the desk for De Gea to go away for a greater deal if a suggestion comes alongside.
Former membership Atletico Madrid are a possible choice, with present primary Jan Oblak’s future up within the air because it stands. The Slovenian has been on United’s radar up to now too, with a possible swap deal mooted as soon as upon a time.