David de Gea’s contract at Manchester United will expire at the end of the next season and the Red Devils are yet to find an agreement with the goalkeeper over a new deal.
The Spain international’s compatriot and current teammate at Old Trafford, Juan Mata gave an interview to Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo where he was asked ‘can you imagine a future without De Gea?’
The former Chelsea player said: “David is an extraordinary keeper. He gives you points and makes saves that change the course of the match. There are not many like him, rather they are scarce.”
“His [De Gea] future has been talked about for a long time but he still has a contract. He is calm, focused. I see him happy.”
Last October, Sport Witness reported nothing was agreed or defined on new contract for the Spain international, despite claims one had been agreed.
A source close to the situation told Sport Witness in March there had been no change in the former Atletico Madrid man’s contract situation and failing to tie the 28-year-old before the end of the season will see him enter in his final year of contract.
Meanwhile, Mata’s contract with the 20-time English champions expires in the summer and his father last week revealed the Premier League club have offered him a new deal, while there are also offers from other Champions League clubs.
Mundo asked the Spaniard about his own future, to which, Mata said: “I park my future until later, the team is priority.”