David De Gea & Manchester United
The Sunday Times’ Jonathan Northcroft has an update on Man United’s attempts to lock David De Gea down to a new contract.
De Gea’s Man United contract was set to expire this coming summer before the Red Devils activated an option to extend his deal for another year.
That means that De Gea will be free to leave Manchester United at the end of next season unless the parties reach agreement over a new contract.
So will the parties reach an agreement?
According to the Sunday Times, not only is De Gea close to putting pen to paper, but the Spaniard’s probable new contract could make him the highest earner in the Premier League.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil & Alexis Sanchez
Who are the best paid players in the Premier League right now?
Alexis Sanchez is widely reported to be at the top of the list. The Man United forward earns around £315,000 a week.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil earns just a little bit less. The German nets around £306,250 weekly at the Emirates Stadium.
Paul Pogba is third on the list pocketing £290,000 every seven days.
Five highest paid players in the @premierleague
1. Alexis Sanchez £315,000
2. Mesut Ozil £306,250
3. Paul Pogba £290,000
4.Kevin De Bruyne £280,000
5. Romelu Lukaku £250,000#MUFC
— Fergie's Fledglings (@RedDevilTimes) August 28, 2018
£90m Old Trafford deal
It’s believed Man United are willing to complete a £90 million deal with David De Gea. The Sunday Times report:
Reports that De Gea is demanding £350,000 per week to stay, only to be rebuffed, have raised eyebrows at Old Trafford given United would be likely to accept a wage at around that mark in recognition of the goalkeeper’s importance on the pitch.
It is thought United would consider a new five-year contract guaranteeing in excess of £90m — the largest basic pay package the Premier League has seen.
Other Man United deals
The Sunday Times also report that Man United are close to completing three other deals.
Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata are all being tipped with agreeing contract extensions in the next few weeks.