Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is set to put pen-to-paper on a new long-term contract with a huge pay-cut, according to The Sun.
The Spain international has been phenomenal between the sticks for United this season and he has made countless number of world-class saves.
Talks are underway over a new deal with the club, but it appears the board are planning to hand him a renewal with huge bonuses involved.
The hierarchy are prepared to keep the £375,000-a-week star for two seasons at least but his wages will be lowered by a substantial margin.
De Gea is likely to sign a fresh £250,000-a-week deal but will receive a lower guaranteed wage.
United are prepared to pay the remaining sum in add-ons, provided he starts half of their games per season. They want to avoid him from being a highly-paid reserve.
United should renew De Gea’s deal as soon as possible
De Gea had a difficult start to the campaign against Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford, but he has since been hugely impressive between the sticks.
Barring the howler against Everton in the FA Cup third round, the ‘magnificent’ star has been superb in goal and has stood out in a number of victories for United.
Hence, it’s a no-brainer to keep him next season. De Gea should have no concern over the proposed deal unless the club are planning to sign another marquee goalkeeper.
Porto’s Diogo Costa has been regularly linked with United over the past few months but in our opinion, the club don’t require a direct replacement for De Gea.
The focus should be on signing a low-cost back-up goalkeeper. The money could be better spent on an elite striker and central midfielder before next season.
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