Manchester United simply cannot afford to lose David de Gea at this juncture.
The club is in a mess so it makes sense to ensure your best performer over the last half-decade is happy, right?
Well, the superstar Spaniard has entered into the final twelve months of his contract and we’re yet to hear anything concrete in regards to an agreement with United being reached.
Today, the BBC did provide us with an update on De Gea’s future, though. They state that United have made an ‘improved contract offer’ to the 28-year-old, in a bid to keep the #1 at Old Trafford.
It is understood that the deal would make him amongst United’s highest earner, while making De Gea the best-paid goalkeeper in world football.
The article does state that De Gea wants to remain in Manchester, his advisors see him as an integral part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad – hence they want their client to be paid accordingly.
Although no exact figure is given by the BBC, my guess is that it would take in excess of £300,000-a-week to keep ahold of De Gea. Is he worth that? Of course he is!
Despite his blip at the end of the 2018/19 campaign, we all know he’s still amongst the best goalkeepers in the world so keeping him around is absolutely essential.