Premier League side Manchester United are planning to offer their star goalkeeper David de Gea a new contract which will make him the highest paid goalkeeper in the history, according to The Sun.
Reports have revealed that De Gea current wage is around £60,000-a-week which will expire at the end of the season. The Spaniard is already on Real Madrid’s radar but has no intentions to leave the English side.
Real Madrid have been considering him as a long term replacement of Iker Casillas but De Gea is happy in England.
The Red Devils are preparing a five-year big deal for their in-form goalkeeper around £140,000-a-week. It seems to be very small in comparison with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie who both have around £250,000-a-week but it would be enough to make him the highest paid goalkeeper, according to reports.
The 24-year-old was signed from Atlético Madrid for a fee around £17.8 million in 2011. He replaced Edwin van Der at Old Trafford and since then he has been a regular. He has made 139 appearances in all competition for the Red Devils.
While their neighbours Manchester City are also planning a big deal for their goalkeeper Joe Hart which will keep him until 2019 at the Etihad stadium.
Columnist: Dany Fendi