David de Gea’s current Manchester United contract expires at the end of the month, although the club is said to be in advanced talks over a new long-term deal.
Manchester United have the option to extend his £375,000-per-week contract for a further year, but it is obvious that the management would like to negotiate a new deal with a wage reduction.
There hasn’t been any news since the FA Cup final, despite the goalie allegedly agreeing to the extension’s basic terms. The continuous delay may have two reasons, as follows.
With teams in Saudi Arabia showing interest, the Spaniard is unlikely to lower his wage demands. With the move to the Middle East, he could easily quadruple his current salary.
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Another important reason could be United’s ongoing search for a new goalkeeper.
De Gea has been the club’s uncontested number one goalkeeper for the past 12 seasons, and the 32-year-old could be reluctant to play second fiddle next season.
De Gea could possibly be tempted to leave United and join Cristiano Ronaldo in the Saudi Pro League if United were to reach a deal for a replacement in the coming weeks.