€65m-rated shot-stopper set to pen long-term contract with Man United
Red Devils shot-stopper David De Gea is close to putting pen-to-paper over a new long-term contract with Man United. Spain international is out of contract at the end of the campaign and has been in talks with the Red Devils for the last 12 months over extending his current contract.
David was unwilling to commit his future under Jose Mourinho, but he’s been encouraged by the direction Man United is heading in under Norwegian manager. Alexis Sanchez’s exorbitant wages caused friction within the Red Devils squad, and Solskjaer knew offloading the Chilean to Inter Milan would help talks with other footballers.
De Gea is now close to signing his new contract, and an announcement is expected shortly. The contract will put him on similar terms to Paul Pogba, who earns nearly £300,000-a-week at the Old Trafford. The report will be a significant coup for the Red Devils, who had feared to lose the 28-year-old goalkeeper on a free transfer next year.
The Spanish goalkeeper is valued at nearly £100m on the open market but has been at Theatre of Dreams since 2011 and is considered one of the best shot-stoppers in the world, amid missing out on a nomination for The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper 2019 award.
Man United had terrible results last season as they finished the Premier League in a sixth position and knocked out from the Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup. Red Devils signed several footballers this summer like Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace, Harry Maguire from Leicester City and Daniel James from Swansea.