Manchester United signed David De Gea under the management of Alex Ferguson and somehow, even after the legendary manager retired, and even after average campaigns, the Red Devils have managed to hold on to the Spanish international.
As it stands, the former Atletico Madrid star’s current contract with the Old Trafford club will expire next summer. United do have an option to extend the deal for one year but they want to tie him down to a long term contract.
According to an exclusive story covered by The Sun, Manchester United are set to trigger the extension clause in De Gea’s contract if the shot stopper does not sign the five year deal £375,000-a-week (worth £97.5million) offered to him.
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In the past few seasons, De Gea has been United’s best player and he is arguably the best goal keeper in the world. However, this season, his form has been miserable.
In the last campaign, the 27-year-old goalie conceded 28 goals and kept 18 clean sheets to win the PL Golden Glove award. This season, in 8 league outings, he has already conceded 14 goals and kept only 1 clean sheet. Not to forget, he had a terrible time with the national side at the World Cup as well.
At the moment, De Gea earns £200,000-a-week and if he signs the above mentioned contract, then he will earn more than the likes of Lukaku and United’s record signing Pogba (The Express).
As per the provided The Sun link, United are running out of patience. The Spaniard has got until January to put pen to paper, else the club will just opt to trigger the one year extension.