Keeper Closes In On New Deal
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is close to putting pen to paper on a new contract worth £400,000 a week.
The Spain international is out of contract at the end of the season although the club have the option to extend his current deal by an additional year. If De Gea doesn’t sign a new deal before the end of the month he will be in a position to open talks with overseas clubs from the beginning of January.
But according to The Sun, De Gea has told “pals” that he is close to agreeing a new deal. The paper speculates that the deal could be worth as much as £400,000 a week once bonuses are taken into account.
De Gea has been linked with interest from Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. He was a long-term target for Real Madrid and was close to signing for the La Liga side in 2015. However, a faulty fax machine at the Spanish end meant they couldn’t get the deal over the line. Madrid’s decision last summer to sign Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea effectively ended their interest in De Gea.
The 28-year-old is in his eighth season with Manchester United. During that time he has won the fans’ Player Of The Year Award on four occasions. But his medal cabinet is a little on the bare side with just one Premier League titles, one FA Cup, one League Cup and one Europa League under his belt. That has led to speculation that he could move to a side like Juventus or PSG that consistently wins honours. This latest rumour suggests that isn’t necessarily the case.