Reputed journalist Duncan Castles has revealed that Manchester United are far off from reaching an agreement over a new contract with Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea.
At present, the 27-year-old is contracted to the club until the end of the campaign but United have the option to extend his stay for another 12 months by means of a clause on his contract.
In a recent news conference, Jose Mourinho confirmed that De Gea is clearly content with his stay with United and a contract extension could be announced in a short span of time.
However, according to Daily Record‘s Castles, that clearly does not appear the case with the Spaniard presently not pleased with the wage package placed on the table.
Both Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez are understood to earn a basic salary of around £300,000-a-week and De Gea is supposedly keen on earning something similar – which would represent a 50 per cent hike on his current wages.
De Gea has unquestionably been United’s standout performer over the past few seasons and last year, he was heavily influential ending the campaign with the Premier League Golden Boot award for the very time.
As such, the shot-stopper undoubtedly deserves a bumper wage hike than any other player in the current squad and the hierarchy need to act fast before other elite clubs are attracted by his contract situation.