Man United ‘agree’ David De Gea record contract deal
Neither Manchester United nor David De Gea have yet confirmed the news.
However, in today’s Sunday Times, reporter Duncan Castles claims that Man United have finally agreed a new deal with De Gea.
De Gea began the season in the final year of his United contract.
That means that the Spanish goalkeeper could start talking to foreign clubs about a move in January.
Yet, it now seems that Man United have drawn a line under suggestions that De Gea could leave anytime soon.
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Key details of David De Gea’s contract
According to Duncan Castles, De Gea is set to break records with his new deal:
Manchester United have made David de Gea the Premier League’s best-paid footballer to convince him to sign a new long-term contract.
Here are the key details of the agreement.
1) It’s a four-year contract.
2) De Gea will earn £13.5m a year in wages after tax. The Sunday Times note that De Gea will be the “Premier League’s best-paid footballer”.
3) With regards to his wages, Man United usually insist on a 25% deduction clause if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League. That clause doesn’t exist in De Gea’s new contract.
4) De Gea’s new contract doesn’t have a “defined release clause”.
5) Man United can unilaterally extend De Gea’s deal by 12 months, until 2024.
The Star on Sunday also report that De Gea’s agreement is a done deal.
— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) September 14, 2019
Real Madrid: Man United line up £67m Toni Kroos signing
Sticking with Duncan Castles, the reporter also claims that Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos is on Man United’s shopping list:
United are planning a £67m bid for the Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, according to reports in Germany.
It is believed that Madrid would be keen on the Kroos move if Pogba went in the opposite direction.
Man United fans may doubt the Kroos transfer rumour.
The German midfielder, 29, recently signed a four-year contract extension with Real Madrid.
Kroos is under contract at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2023.
Another question Man United fans may wonder is when would the club try to sign Kroos.
Would it be in January or next summer? That’s unclear.
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