A Manchester United superstar is reportedly poised for a contract extension in a deal which will see him overtake teammates Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba to become the highest earner at the club and in the Premier League with a weekly wage of £400 000 (R7,3 million).
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David de Gea has cemented his spot as United's No. 1 goalkeeper since his arrival at Old Trafford in 2011, and has gone on to win an unprecedented four Club Player of The Year awards in the past five years.
The 28-year-old's current contract with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's outfit expires in 2020, following the club's decision to trigger a clause in his deal at the end of 2018.
The Spaniard, who was the subject of interest from Real Madrid in 2015 is set to follow in the footsteps of teammates Anthony Martial, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, all of whom recently extended their contracts with the club.
According to The Sunday Times
, executive chairman Ed Woodward, who recently met with interim manager Solskjaer about taking over the reins at United on a permanent basis
, has set his sights on prioritising De Gea’s future at the club, with a mammoth deal set to be tabled for the former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper.
"The end dates of players’ contracts is pretty well known," Woodward was quoted as telling Fox Sport Asia.
"We are a long way through the ones we had planned to do in this season but obviously we want to finish off the final few as rapidly as we can.
"Possibly by the time we get to the summer we will be in a much stronger position with regard to the average tenure of each contract of our key players."
De Gea has featured in 32 appearances for United in all competitions this season, conceding 39 goals during that time.
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