Manchester United are set to tie Spaniard David de Gea down to a new five-year deal at Old Trafford that will make him the highest paid man between the sticks in world football.
Spanish outlet Marca are reporting that the Old Trafford have now reached an agreement to secure the Real Madrid’s target long-term future at the club after showing another impressive season at the club.
The new contract will see De Gea earning a whooping €21m (£18.4m) per year for each of his next five season at the club. This amounts to a rough figure of €404,000 (or £354,000) per week.
De Gea is expected to return to United and sign the new, lucrative deal after the World Cup.
The goalkeeper, who stands at 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in), new earning will dwarf the amount earned by all other goalkeepers on the planet, as it is understood that the second highest earning stopper is Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer, who gets a gross total of €15m (£13.1m) per year.
This will see De Gea earned more than all other goalkeepers in world football, as it is believed that the second highest earners closer to this is Bayern Munich’s and Germany international Manuel Neuer, who earns a gross total of €15m (£13.1m) per year.
The decision to put De Gea on this wage by Man United comes after he was named the club’s “Player of the Year” for a fourth time in five seasons.