Man United to make David De Gea highest-paid Premier League footballer – report

Man United are set to make David De Gea the best-paid footballer in the Premier League, according to a report

David De Gea
David De Gea (Photo: The Sport Review)

Manchester United are ready to make David De Gea the best-paid footballer in the Premier League, according to a report in England.

The Times is reporting that the Red Devils have managed to convince the Spain international to sign a new long-term contract at the 20-time English champions.

The same article states that Manchester United offered De Gea a deal worth £13.5m a year after tax to make the Spanish shot-stopper the division’s top earner.

According to the same story, the 20-time English champions agreed to waive the 25 per cent deduction clause that applies to the rest of De Gea’s team-mates if Manchester United don’t qualify for the Champions League.

The Times go on to report that De Gea’s pay packet surpasses Paul Pogba’s salary at Manchester United.

The story adds that De Gea’s current deal doesn’t include a contract release clause unlike his previous deal.

Manchester United were 1-0 winners against Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday thanks to Marcus Rashford’s first-half penalty.

The Red Devils are in fourth place in the Premier League table and two points adrift of defending champions Manchester City.

Manchester United will make the trip to West Ham United in their next Premier League fixture on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils have collected eight points from their opening five games.

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