Saturday 24 August 2019

€390,000 a week! David de Gea to finally commit future to Manchester United with bumper deal

Manchester United's David De Gea. Photo: PA
Manchester United's David De Gea. Photo: PA

James Ducker

David de Gea is finally ready to end the uncertainty over his future by signing a new long-term contract with Manchester United once the club return from their pre-season tour of Australia and Asia.

The deal is likely to be worth in excess of £350,000 (€390,000) a week and will make De Gea the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world. De Gea, 28, has been locked in a contract stand-off with United for a year and the club have risked losing him for nothing when his deal expires next season amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

But United made the Spain No 1 an improved offer in recent weeks and it is now expected that he will end the impasse by putting pen to paper.

It is likely to make him United's best-paid player after Chile striker Alexis Sanchez, whose basic £391,000-a-week salary balloons to around £500,000 a week once bonus clauses are factored in.

It follows the news that Marcus Rashford had signed a heavily incentivised new four-year contract worth £200,000 a week rising to more than £300,000 with bonuses.

United are due to face Leeds United at the Optus Stadium in Perth tomorrow, when security will be beefed up amid fears of trouble between rival fans.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad then travel to Singapore to play Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup on Saturday before flying to Shanghai for an ICC game against Tottenham five days later.

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