The Spanish stopper came within hours of signing for Real Madrid over the summer, but the close of the transfer window thwarted his chances of returning to his home nation.
Although a potential deal collapsed, it’s been suggested that Los Blancos will get their man next summer, with De Gea’s contract due to expire in less than 12 months’ time.
However, reports now claim that De Gea feels obliged to commit himself to fresh terms in Manchester as he fears manager Louis van Gaal will leave him out of his first-team plans for the entirety of the 2015/16 season.
The Dutchman is yet to include the 24-year-old in any form of competitive action so far this term, including four Premier League games and a two-legged Champions League qualification tie.
De Gea is eager to ensure he’s a part of Spain’s EURO 2016 plans and is aware that he needs to be playing regularly if he’s to feature.