David De Gea has revised his contract demands at Manchester United, according to a report.
The arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal on a salary of around £500,000 a week smashed United’s existing wage structure, made him the highest-paid player in the Premier League and it may well now have an impact on the wages for the rest of the squad.
The Sun claim De Gea, whose current deal expires in June 2019, has upped his contract expectations. Sanchez’s salary has meant that De Gea, who currently earns £210,000 a week, is now looking for a significant increase.
United are looking to tie down De Gea, despite the club having the option to extend his existing deal by a further year, but De Gea, who had been looking for a salary of £300,000 a week to draw him level with Paul Pogba, now wants around £350,000 a week.
Real Madrid have been heavily linked with the former Atletico Madrid man and they almost signed the 27-year-old in the summer of 2015 only for the deal to fall through at the final hurdle on deadline day.
Per the report, an Old Trafford insider said: “The financial reality has completely altered for David and his people in terms of what his next deal should be worth.
“Last year it was thought getting closer to £250,000 a week would be realistic.
“He has seen United have even deeper pockets that even they first imagined. He is ready to go to a lot more.
“The goalposts have shifted dramatically with what the likes of Sanchez, Pogba, Lukaku and Ibrahimovic are on.”