Manchester United to reward the Spaniard.
Manchester United are set to ward off interest from Real Madrid by readying a new contract that will make David De Gea the best-paid goalkeeper in the Premier League, reports the Mirror.
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The Red Devils are desperate to keep the stopper at Old Trafford after a superb season, attracting the attention of Spanish giants Real Madrid.
De Gea is entering the last 18 months of his contract, and while the 24-year-old has been offered a new deal worth £120,000-per-week, he is yet to sign a contract extension.
Those wages would have put the former Atletico Madrid star on the same earnings as Manchester City’s Joe Hart – however Man United are now prepared to offer £140,000-a-week.
Van Gaal will hope that the lure of becoming the Premier League’s highest-paid keeper will encourage De Gea to extend his stay in Manchester – and keep him out of reach from Real Madrid.
United will also reportedly insert a £45m release-clause in a new deal to further thwart interest from the La Liga giants.