According to sources close to Manchester United, goalkeeper David de Gea wants to remain with the club for a few more years despite having to reduce his salary.
The “Red Devils” have just activated De Gea’s contract extension for an additional 12 months. Therefore, the Spaniard will remain at Old Trafford through the end of the upcoming season.
However, De Gea appears to want more than that, as he has agreed with the club to sign a new contract with an extended term of at least three years following the expiration of the current contract.
Coach Erik Ten Hag supports this decision because he has no plans to find a replacement for the number one goalkeeper position. De Gea currently earns the highest salary at Manchester United, £ 375,000 per week, and it is anticipated that he will have to reduce this amount by more than 25 percent to secure his future with the team.
According to The Sun, the former Atletico Madrid player has no qualms about requesting a salary cut, but only values remaining with the “Red Devils.” The parties are optimistic that the agreement will be finalized soon.
De Gea is willing to reduce his salary to extend his stay with Manchester United.
De Gea has the longest tenure at Manchester United among Ten Hag’s group. This goalkeeper joined the Old Trafford squad in the summer of 2011, is the club’s shining light in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, and remɑins a dependable stopper for a resurgent Manchester United squad this season.
De Gea was able to establish a strong foothold in the red half of Manchester for a number of years due to his enormous contribution. Nonetheless, at the age of 32, the Spaniard’s prime playing time gradually came to an end, and Manchester United began searching for a replacement. They were recently linked to Brentford’s David Raya.
Today (January 22), Manchester United will travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on the top-ranked Arsenal. Ten Hag’s army has not lost a match since the 2022 World Cup and is brimming with vigor to strengthen its position in the top four.