David de Gea speaks on his future at Manchester United

David de Gea

David de Gea has reiterated that he would like to spend the rest of his playing days at Manchester United and is ‘relaxed’ about talks over a new contract.

The Spain goalkeeper’s current deal expires in the summer and United have yet to trigger a one-year extension clause in this contract, meaning he is allowed to discuss free transfers to clubs abroad.

However, De Gea has again stated that he wants to see out the rest of his career at United and provided an update on talks over a new deal.

“Yeah, I’m very relaxed. Just focus on training, perform as best as I can. But, for sure, it’s going to end in a good way,” he told the Manchester Evening News following United’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Tuesday.

“I hope so [to finish his career at United]. I was saying this is my club, I’ve been here many, many years and it’s a huge honour to be here and I’m so happy here.”

De Gea’s long-term United future was called into question earlier this season due to Erik ten Hag’s desire to play from the back, but the Spaniard’s kicking has not harmed them anywhere near as much as doubters believed it would. He has also kept the joint-second most clean sheets in the Premier League this term.

While De Gea remains in negotiations over a new deal at Old Trafford, United are busy looking to add another goalkeeper to their ranks.

After cutting short Martin Dubravka’s loan from Newcastle, MEZIESBLOG understands the Red Devils are in talks with Crystal Palace over a deal to take Jack Butland off their hands. United also remain interested in Borussia Monchengladbach stopper Yann Sommer.