David de Gea is expected to sign his new contract when Manchester United return from their pre season tour in Australia and Asia, worth more than the reported £350,000-per-week.
One of Manchester United’s biggest priorities this summer has been getting number one goalkeeper David de Gea to sign a new deal after a year of negotiating.
The Spaniard is out of contract next summer and the Red Devils couldn’t afford negotiations to go on any longer. According to the Mirror the 28-year-old is expected to sign a new contract when the club return from their pre-season tour and will be on £375k-a-week.
De Gea had argued that he was worth being one of the club’s most well paid players and with Alexis Sanchez’s £400k-a-week being so well reported the club haven’t had much room for negotiation.
The former Atletico Madrid keeper has been the team’s Player of the Year award winner in four of the six seasons since Sir Alex Ferguson left and has been integral to their limited success in that period.
The Guardian says that the financial demands of the deal are ‘significantly’ more than the previously reported £350k-a-week, suggesting that De Gea will be very close to Sanchez’s wages.
Much like the Chilean forward, the keeper was not at his best last season but he was still far better and influential for United than the former Arsenal forward.
Once the United number one signs on the dotted line he will become the highest paid goalkeeper ever in the sport.
Speaking at his pre match press conference, ahead of the pre season friendly against Leeds United in Australia, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said, “Hopefully we can agree a new contract with David. That will be up to the club and David to announce.“
Wan-Bissaka is United’s big signing of the summer so far. Image: PA Images
Next on United’s priority list will be further adding to their squad. They have already signed Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire is, according to some reports, close to being next.
United will pay around £80 million for the centre back, beating local rivals Manchester City to the signing, and are also being linked with a move for Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff.
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