United set to reward goalkeeper David de Gea with a bumper new contract.
Manchester United are ready to more than double the wages of first choice goalkeeper David de Gea, report the Sun, fending off interest from Real Madrid and making the Spaniard the world’s most highly paid goalkeeper in one fell swoop, as the Red Devils move closer to securing a new five-year deal for one of their star men.
The signing of unattached former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, confirmed on Thursday, had led to increased speculation that it could pave the way for de Gea to move to the Bernabeu – but United appear to have no plans to allow the Spaniard to leave and are ready to ramp up contract talks.
De Gea is currently earning around £60,000 per week at Old Trafford but, if he signs the new deal that United are set to put on the table, that figure will rocket to £140,000 per week, making him better remunerated than any other shot stopper in the game.
The Spaniard has been imperious between the sticks for Louis van Gaal this season and has been comfortably the Red Devils’ most impressive player, winning them points single handedly at times with his virtuoso displays.