According to reports from The Guardian this afternoon, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has refused to deny his contract includes a £30million release clause.
The Spain international was set to join Real Madrid during the summer but a deal worth £29million and including Keylor Navas in exchange collapsed at the last minute as the required paperwork missed the La Liga window’s transfer deadline on August 31st.
De Gea signed a new contract in September, making him the best paid goalkeeper in world football, and has since reclaimed his berth as the Red Devils’ No.1.
But according to The Guardian, De Gea’s long-term future at Old Trafford could still be in jeopardy amid rumours his four-year deal includes a £30million release clause – curiously just £1million shy of the deal that almost saw him sign for Los Blancos this summer.
The 24 year-old refused to comment when quizzed on the issue after La Roja’s 1-0 win over Ukraine yesterday evening, telling reporters; “You should ask [agent] Jorge [Mendes] that question. He is the one who pays attention to those sort of details.”
Interestingly, Manchester United also refused to comment when asked for a response by The Guardian.