Paper Talk: De Gea set for Man Utd contract talks; Spurs in winger blow

Date published: Saturday 13th January 2018 10:07

Manchester United are ready to offer a key star a bumper new contract worth £300,000-a-week, while Tottenham look set to be priced out of a move for a winger, according to Saturday’s papers.



Manchester United are reportedly planning to start contract negotiations with goalkeeper David de Gea which would see the 27-year-old become the joint-highest earner at the club on £300,000-a-week.

The Spain stopper will be out of contract in the summer of 2019 and United are keen to fend off continued interest from Real Madrid by offering De Gea a bumper new deal.

The Red Devils do have the option to extend De Gea’s current contract for another year but the report in The Sun claims they want to hand the outstanding keeper a new five-year deal and increase his wages from £210,000-a-week to £300,000-a-week – putting him in a par with Paul Pogba at Old Trafford.

A United source told The Sun: “The club are finally going to kick-start contract talks with David very soon.

“There were hints of talks in the summer but formal discussions had not yet started, it was just a matter of time.

“There is no problem and the money men are committed to tying him down for the long-term.”


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