Manchester United have done brilliantly to tie several players down to new long-term deals this season. However, Edward Woodward’s work isn’t finished yet…
Amongst those yet to commit to new contracts is David de Gea. Now, in an exclusive from the Evening Standard, it is being reported that the 28-year-old could be being priced out of a new deal at Old Trafford.
Apparently, United are prepared to make De Gea amongst the club’s highest earners by offering him a huge £350,000-a-week, but there is yet to be a breakthrough in talks after over a year of negotiations.
The failure to come to an agreement with his representatives has raised fresh concerns about where his long-term future lies.
United have extended an option in his clause with lengthens his contract by twelve months, meaning he’s now to remain at the club until 2020’s summer.
However, this could well mean that if no new deal is agreed to before this season’s end, United may well decide to cash in on De Gea, to ensure they don’t lose him for free twelve months later.
In an ideal world, the parties will all come to an agreement that suits everyone, but right now, it’s only right to feel concerned about the situation on the whole…