The problem over David De Gea’s contract extension is currently Manchester United’s burning issue.
Ever since swapping the Spanish capital for Old Trafford, the 28-year-old has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. During his 7-year spell at ranks of Manchester United, the Spain international has become a symbol of this Red Devils generation.
The fact that he is a shot-stopper has not prevented De Gea from claiming a flattering United’s Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year Award three years in a row.
He is the only player in United’s history to be elected as the player of the season for three successive years.
Although his place in the starting eleven has never been brought into question, De Gea seems reluctant to put pen-to-paper on a new deal. His contract with Manchester United runs out in less than two years.
The United’s bigwigs are doing everything in their power to convince the player to commit his long-term future to the club. Still, the parties can’t find an agreement, as the Spaniard asks for a substantial pay raise.
The Red Devils already saw their improved £200,000-a-week offer comfortably rejected by the Spaniard last summer.
De Gea’s request sounds righteous considering his immeasurable value to the team. But, the leadership is yet to meet his demands.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are still lurking in the shadows looking to take advantage of De Gea’s contract situation.
The Spanish giants hold a long-standing interest in the famous shot-stopper. However, all of their attempts to take him away from Old Trafford came a cropper.
Adamant about De Gea’s sale, the Red Devils forced Los Blancos to sign Thibaut Courtois for Chelsea in the summer.
The Parisians, on the other hand, are ready to make De Gea the highest paid goalkeeper on the planet. The potential inclusion of PSG wealthy owners would probably blow Real Madrid out of the water.
However, De Gea’s future is still up in the air, as the player himself is yet to announce his plans.
Paris Saint-Germain’s lucrative offer is allegedly still on the table in case the Spaniard decides to end his successful Premier League adventure.