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David de Gea poised for new deal on £350k-a-week with Man United

Goalkeeper to become the second biggest earner at Old Trafford by penning his new contract before this summer's World Cup

DAVID DE GEA is poised to sign a new five-year Manchester United deal worth £350,000 a week, according to The Sun.

The Spanish goalkeeper – who is wanted by Real Madrid this summer – is expected to sign before going to the World Cup.


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David de Gea is expected to sign a bumper new extension at Manchester United

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David de Gea is expected to sign a bumper new extension at Manchester United

He will become United’s second highest ever earner in history – behind Alexis Sanchez who is on £505,000 a week.

It is thought that talks will begin with the 27-year-old this month, after initial discussions earlier this season.

United are convinced he is ready to commit his future at Old Trafford, after years of speculation.

A United insider revealed: “The club want it sorted. It has to be done in their eyes.

Jose Mourinho looks set to finally secure the future of the Spanish stopper

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Jose Mourinho looks set to finally secure the future of the Spanish stopper

De Gea will become the club's second highest earner on £350,000-a-week

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De Gea will become the club’s second highest earner on £350,000-a-week

“They want David to go to the World Cup and come back knowing everything is settled.

“Zlatan leaving has freed up more wiggle room on wages and United don’t want to drag it out.

“They want to show the world that David won’t be leaving for anywhere. It’s a real statement.”

It is thought Madrid have cooled their full-blown interest in De Gea, and have moved on to more realistic targets.

He is understood to be happy in Jose Mourinho’s side, despite a disappointing campaign in the Premier League.

The stopper saw a switch to the Bernabeu collapse on deadline day in 2015 after a last-minute admin error.

Alexis Sanchez is United's biggest earner on over £500,000-a-week

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Alexis Sanchez is United’s biggest earner on over £500,000-a-week

David de Gea is likely to pen his new deal before heading off to the World Cup with Spain

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David de Gea is likely to pen his new deal before heading off to the World Cup with Spain

He is out of contract next summer, but United have the option to extend it by a further 12-months.

The club have no intention of letting De Gea wait and risk upsetting him by trying to save money on wages.

He earns around £210,000-a-week on his present terms, and is widely regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world.


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