• Why United are a little concerned about De Gea’s new deal

    David De Gea of Manchester United warms up before the Premier League match at the Turf Moor Stadium, Burnley. Picture date 2nd September 2018. Picture credit should read: Andrew Yates/Sportimage via PA Images

    Manchester United have drawn up a new contract for David de Gea – but the goalkeeper could wait until January before signing it, according to reports.

    The 28-year-old’s current deal is set to expire next summer, leaving him free to agree to terms in mid-season for a free transfer to a new club at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

    According to The Sun, De Gea has agreed in principle to a new six-year contract worth £350,000 per week but is yet to sign off on it.

    Manchester United expect a deal to be finalised but are waiting on the Spain international to commit before they can make an announcement.

    One potential sticking point is United’s policy of reducing wages by 25% if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, which would have the Spaniard’s salary drop to £263,000 per week.

    PSG are monitoring the situation, while Real Madrid have also shown interest in the player.

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