Man United & de Gea in contract stalemate
David de Gea’s Manchester United contract will run out in July of 2020.
As early as January of 2020, foreign clubs will be able to approach de Gea and attempt to agree a pre-contract deal to sign him for free in the summer of 2020.
Despite this, Man United are unwilling to meet the Spaniard’s contract demands, according to the Evening Standard.
United are said to be willing to offer de Gea a staggering £350,000-a-week deal.
That offer would see United’s number one become the highest paid goalkeeper in history.
However, de Gea is said to want something similar to that of Alexis Sanchez who Man United pay around £500,000-a-week.
Gary Neville believes contract talks are impacting de Gea’s performances
Man United may want to conclude their de Gea contract talks sooner rather than later though as there is a case to be made that the uncertainty over his future is impacting his on-field displays.
United would lose their first league game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, 2-0 vs Arsenal.
The first of the two goals came from a Granit Xhaka strike on the edge of the box and many people believe de Gea should have done a lot better for it.
6 – David De Gea has conceded six Premier League goals from outside the box this season – double the amount he did in the competition last term. Turbine. #ARSMUN
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 10 March 2019
Speaking about de Gea’s Arsenal blunder, Garry Neville believes his contract situation is impacting on de Gea’s displays:
“It was really poor from David De Gea. I’m not sure how to explain that. He hits it well, Xhaka. He’s got a clear sight of it, De Gea. It swerves, but I’ve got no defence for him. It’s poor from the goalkeeper.
“His reaction for me; he went to his left but didn’t seem to react when the ball went the other way.
“He’s not been at his best David De Gea this season. All the noise of the contract. He must have had a lot of noise in his ear.”As quoted by the Evening Standard.