Documents have emerged which claim to show that David de Gea would have earned £66.7m over six years had his move from Manchester United to Real Madrid not collapsed last summer.
The Spain goalkeeper seem poised to complete his protracted transfer to the Bernabeu on deadline day in September 2015, but it bizarrely fell through because of an alleged paperwork error.
Football Leaks, via Sky Sports, claim to have obtained a copy of the contract De Gea was about to sign at Real. It included wages of £170,000 per week and a massive signing on fee of £8.4m.
The 25-year-old returned to Old Trafford under a cloud of uncertainty but soon regained his place under Louis van Gaal and extended his existing contract, which was due to expire in 12 months.
De Gea’s new United deal is said to be worth £200,000 per week. While he may not be missing out from a financial standpoint, the stopper is believed to have his heart set on a move to Madrid.
Los Blancos have been tipped to to return for De Gea in the summer. There have been reports that his United contract includes a release clause which could pave the way for his departure.
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