Man United transfers: Louis van Gaal reveals lucrative David De Gea offer
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says David De Gea has been offered a lot of money to stay at Old Trafford
Louis van Gaal has revealed that David De Gea has been offered a new lucrative contract in a bid to stave off interest from Real Madrid.
The Spain international has just under 18 months remaining on his current deal amid reports the Champions League holders are keen to sign the 23-year-old.
De Gea has been one of Van Gaal’s most consistent performers throughout the campaign, prompting the goalkeeper to be nominated for the PFA player and young player of the year awards.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference ahead of their trip to Goodison Park on Sunday, United boss Van Gaal gave an update on De Gea’s contract talks.
“It takes a long time now,” the United boss said when asked about the continuing negotiations.
“It can always happen. I am not the boss. I want him to stay. The player is the boss he can say yes or no.
“You will have to ask David de Gea [if he is staying], not me. He has to sign.
“We have offered him a lot of money.”
De Gea won the Premier League title in 2013 after the goalkeeper joined United in a £18m deal from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
The former Los Rojiblancos man has made 158 appearances for United during his four-year stay at the Manchester club.
The United goalkeeper is bidding to become the first goalkeeper to win the PFA player of the year award since England and Nottingham Forest legend Peter Shilton in 1978.