- Man Utd goalkeeper De Gea reportedly makes hefty contract demands
- It comes in light of Sanchez’s reported salary after joining Red Devils last month
- Reports claim Spaniard wants at least £375,000-a-week
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He’s not long been with Man Utd, but reports claim that Alexis Sanchez may have given the hierarchy an imminent headache over David De Gea’s contract.
The Chilean international joined the Red Devils last month, and he opened his account for the club at the weekend in the win over Huddersfield.
However, according to The Sun, after speculation that he is earning a staggering £505,000-a-week at Old Trafford, his reported wages have now led to De Gea demanding at least £375,000-a-week to commit his own long-term future to Man Utd.
It goes back to a point that former United player Norman Whiteside raised last month amid talk of Sanchez’s move to United, with The Mirror noting that he believed his wages would be a talking point in the dressing room and could have a knock-on effect for others to seek better terms.
That has seemingly played out here, as De Gea is chasing the best deal for himself and is seemingly in a position to fairly demand improved terms given his importance to the side.
The Spaniard has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe during his spell in Manchester with countless top-class performances to keep his side in games. In turn, there could be an argument that he deserves to be paid much more on his form alone regardless of what Sanchez and others are earning.
Nevertheless, with the Sun noting that Real Madrid have been linked with a move for him in the past, that could be enough to concern Man Utd and ensure that they bow to the pressure as they won’t want to lose one of their best players.
As we’re led to believe in the report above, United have set the bar extremely high with the wage that Sanchez is getting, and ultimately it’s only natural that it will have repercussions with others trying to improve their own financial position.