Manchester United will reportedly offer David De Gea a new and improved contract in hope that he will turn down Real Madrid’s advances.
The Spaniard is being linked with the La Liga giants again, two years after he almost made the move back to Madrid, but failed to complete it due to an administrative error.
But Real president Florentino Perez is rumoured to still want to sign the former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper, and these rumours have unsettled the United management, who are now looking to tie De Gea down at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils will, therefore, offer the Spaniard a new contract, even though he still has two years existing on the present one, and with United having the option of extending by one more year. The 26-year-old is one of the best goalkeepers in world football, and it would be tough to stop him from fighting for a move to his hometown.
United look to please him with a £200,000-a-week contract, according to Manchester Evening News. They have also reportedly maintained that it would require a world-record fee for a goalkeeper to prise the Spanish international away – much more than the previous record fee, the £32.6m Juventus paid for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.
If De Gea does end up leaving, Manchester United are keeping tabs on AC Milan’s 18-year-old keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is touted to become a world-class keeper in the future. The Italian also has a huge price tag on his head, considering his age and talent.
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