Manchester United stay assured David de Gea will sign a new long-term contract regardless of the membership’s chaotic begin to the new season, Metro.co.uk understands.
Jose Mourinho’s aspect narrowly beat Leicester a fortnight in the past at Old Trafford amid a backdrop of hypothesis surrounding the way forward for Paul Pogba and a damaging ambiance generated by the supervisor’s pessimistic prediction that United have been in for a ‘difficult season’.
United have been subsequently crushed at Brighton for the second time in 4 months final weekend, a defeat which sparked a wave of contemporary criticism forward of Monday’s crunch match with Tottenham.
Despite the negativity, Metro.co.uk understands De Gea is nonetheless eager to commit the height years of his profession to the membership he joined seven years in the past, though his representatives are pushing for him to be rewarded with a contract that befits his standing as probably the greatest goalkeepers on this planet.
The Spain worldwide’s brokers are angling for a deal price £350,000-a-week which might make the 27-year-old the membership’s highest earner, considering primary wage solely.
Jose Mourinho on David De Gea
‘He likes it right here, we love him, we would like him to keep, he desires to keep, so when a participant is not out there the worth is zero.
‘A goalkeeper is a player and sometimes people forget that. A goalkeeper wins points and wins titles, so he is as important as another player.’
Romelu Lukaku is at present the membership’s prime earner in that regard on £275,000-a-week, though Pogba and Alexis Sanchez each obtain effectively in extra of that determine considering numerous bonuses and business tie-ins.
Metro.co.uk revealed last week that Pogba was due a loyalty bonus of £3.4m this month on the belief he stays at United and fails to engineer a transfer to Barcelona earlier than the August 31st switch window deadline.
De Gea’s representatives are mentioned to really feel their shopper’s worth has elevated on account of the world document charges paid by Liverpool after which Chelsea for Alisson Becker and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Although there is no suggestion that De Gea would agitate for a transfer in the best way that Thibaut Courtois did for power by way of his switch to Real Madrid, his brokers imagine, have been he available on the market, he would command a price in extra of the £73m Chelsea paid to set off Kepa’s Athletic Bilbao launch clause.
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