If the reports circulating in England are to be believed, Manchester United are ready to make a new, improved contract offer to David de Gea. The Spanish goalkeeper enters the final 12 months of his contract and looks to rundown the agreement, if he doesn’t agree to the extension.
As De Gea enters the last phase of his present contract, Manchester United board are keen to tie down the Spanish goalkeeper at Old Trafford on a long term deal and is reluctant to sell in the current transfer window. Manchester United face the threat of losing their No.1 goalkeeper with so many potential suitors circling around him and maybe, for free after 12 months, if they fail to agree to the new deal.
Even though, the club has been trying to reach an agreement over his contract for the last 18 months, the board has been reluctant to meet De Gea’s wage demands and have failed to convince Jorge Mendes, De Gea’s agent and the player himself.
However, the club wants to keep David de Gea and is ready to offer a fresh deal to end the impasse. Meanwhile, on the player’s part, the 28-year-old is also ready to listen to the improved offer.
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According to reports from the Telegraph, David de Gea is prepared for a new and improved offer from Manchester United if, Ed Woodward improves the contract offer. The Spaniard wants wage parity with the highest earners in the club.
Alexis Sanchez, United’s highest paid, earns £500,000 per week including all bonuses. On the other hand, David de Gea earns £240,000 per week as per his current contract. The shot stopper is seeking a deal close to that of the Chilean forward. In the meantime, Sanchez has been linked to Juventus and Atletico Madrid and is one of those players set to leave Old Trafford.
Even though David de Gea’s errors proved costly for Manchester United’s top-four chances last season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that the Spanish numero uno as a vital cog in Manchester United’s line-up. On the other hand, Ed Woodward is ready to sell the goalkeeper if he fails to agree to the new deal and has already been looking at other options.
It remains to be seen what David de Gea chooses, the money or the club?. Also, it is going to be very interesting to see till what extent would Ed Woodward go to keep the Spanish goalkeeper at the club.