Manchester United are set to splash big on Spanish shot-stopper David De Gea by making him the highest paid in the Premier League star with a £90m five-year extension.
According to a UK Sun, the Spaniard is closing in on a new deal that will see him topple two of his teammates, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez to become ninth best-paid player in the world.
De Gea has 18 months left on his current contract after the Red Devils triggered the 12-month extension on his deal before the festive period last year.
Man United’s executive chairman Ed Woodward told The Sunday Times he is set to offer the goalkeeper a massive £400,000-a-week as he has made De Gea’s extension a priority.
“We are a long way through the ones we had planned to do in this season but obviously we want to finish off the final few as rapidly as we can.
“Possibly by the time we get to the summer we will be in a much stronger position with regard to the average tenure of each contract of our key players,” he added.
Interestingly, if the deal sees the day, the 28-year-old goalkeeper will join the likes of Anthony Martial, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, who have extended their contracts under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
De Gea has been Man United’s best player over the years winning the annual award four times in the last five years.
Woodward remains optimistic that De Gea would pen the dotted lines in the coming days.
Earlier, Continentour.com.ng reported that David De Gea has reportedly insisted that he will not sign new deal at Manchester United unless they agree to pay him a sum of £350,000-per-week.
The 28-year-old Spaniard’s current deal will expire at the end of the season but the club has triggered the one year extension on the deal.
De Gea according to SunSport has revealed he is willing to stay at Old Trafford but wanted an upgrade in his weekly wages at the club.
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