Man Utd To Make De Gea One Of Their Top Earners In Bid To Fend Off Real Madrid Interest
The Man Utd hierarchy are now keen on holding talks with their superstar goalkeeper once the season ends and tie him down for the long-term future.
De Gea still has two years remaining on his current contract with Man Utd and the Red Devils are now set use the option of extending the deal by another 12 months.
The Spanish goalkeeper has displayed incredible form for the Red Devils in the last few seasons and has been a long-time target for La Liga giants Real Madrid.
Real Madrid hierarchy have now reignited their interest in De Gea after they failed to convince Thibaut Courtois, who made it clear that he wants to stay put at current Premier League leaders Chelsea.
And now the Spanish giants want to lure away the Spain No1 back to his homeland in order to replace Keylor Navas.
Los Blancos almost signed De Gea in 2015, before the defending Champions League champions laid the blame on a faulty fax machine for failing to rope in the Spanish keeper from Man Utd at the 11th hour.
Real Madrid boss Zidane, who is known to be fond of the Man Utd superstar, is keen on securing his services in the summer.
And amid huge interest from the Spanish giants, Manchester United are now desperate to hold on to their superstar and tie him down for the long term.
Sources reveal that the hiked wage packet has not been finalised yet, but the Spanish keeper, who currently takes home nearly £200,000 a week – will soon join United’s top pay tier.
And now it is believed that his salary will rise by around another third and there is also a possibility of an extension in the present terms and conditions on his current deal.
The Red Devils bosses are also keen on tying down their back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who will have only a year left on his existing contract at the end of the season.
Romero has been a regular figure for United in the Europa League and despite not earning game-time in the Premier League, the club now wants him to stay put.
And now a contract extension for Romero will shatter Boca Juniors’ hopes of luring him back to Argentina.