David de Gea’s new contract at Manchester United reportedly includes a £30m release clause.
The goalkeeper signed a four-year extension at Old Trafford earlier this week after his expected move to Real Madrid fell through in the final hour of the Spanish transfer window.
De Gea insisted upon putting pen to paper that his commitment represented a “new chapter” in his United career, but he seems to have left the door open for a move to Madrid next summer.
The Sun reports that the Spaniard feared being sidelined at United if he did not sign a new contract, which would have endangered his Euro 2016 chances, and approached club officials for talks.
De Gea’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of this season and the Red Devils were keen to avoid losing him on a free, but have apparently settled for his demands of a £30m buy-out clause.
That would give Madrid the option of coming back in for the 24-year-old, who made his first appearance of the season for Louis van Gaal’s side in their 3-1 triumph over rivals Liverpool yesterday.
He did not have much chance with this incredible overhead kick from Christian Benteke though!
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