ESPN Pundit Shaka Hislop has advised David De Gea to remain at Manchester United amidst repeated interest from Juventus. The Spaniard’s current contract is set to expire at the end of this season and the Red Devils risk losing their star man for free next summer.
De Gea joined United in 2011 from Atletico Madrid for £18m and has since gone on to become an integral part of the club’s defensive personnel. He has also clinched the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award thrice during his stay at Old Trafford.
United are currently rumoured to be negotiating a new contract with the 28-year-old to extend his stay at the club. And Hislop believes it would be prudent for De Gea to stay put.
“If you’re David de Gea, you’ve got the offer of this long-term deal, let’s call it five, six years on mega money to put you on terms with someone like Paul Pogba at Old Trafford or you’ve got Juventus calling for a free transfer in the summer to go and play with Cristiano Ronaldo, a chance of winning the Champions League, what would you commit to?”
“If I were advising David de Gea, right now, I would tell him to stay at Manchester United,” Hislop said.
“He knows the city, he knows the club. As far as I can tell, on a personal level, he seems to be settled.”
“You know exactly what he can be on a professional level.”
“You move to Juventus and I think they are far more uncertainties that you’re not quite sure about right now and you’re not quite sure how you navigate those.”
“So given what’s on offer, nothing to be sniffed at, that’s what I’d tell him to do.”