According to MUFCLatest, goalie David De Gea hasn’t signed his new contract after agreeing in principle for a £350,000 a week deal to remain to at Old Trafford. The Spanish stopper will be a free agent at the end of the 2019-20 season. De Gea reportedly agreed on a six-year contract with United. He has five years guaranteed with an option for a sixth year.
But there is an issue where there will be a 25% deduction of wages if the club fails to qualify for the Champions League. This is exactly what happened last season when United finished in 6th place. If United misses the Champions League two seasons in a row, then they’ll lose money from kit supplier adidas.
This clause would mean that De Gea’s weekly wages would be reduced to around £263,000 a week if United fails to qualify for the Champions League this season. We would either have to finish in the top four or if we don’t, then we must win the Europa League in order to qualify.
The Spanish international has been reportedly been tracked by Paris St. Germain, who are apparently interested in signing De Gea. Real Madrid has also been long-time admirers of him as well. In January clubs would be able to offer him a pre-contract.
United had triggered the option to extend De Gea’s contract by a further year last season, because he’s been linked with other clubs and has been reluctant to sign with the club. But during the summer there was a breakthrough in negotiations between the player’s agent Jorge Mendes when he came to United to sort out a new contract.
We wouldn’t like to see such a great player like De Gea leave the club. We’ve invested too much time and money in order to bring him to Old Trafford and also we have a player that we can’t afford to lose. I believe he’s the best goalkeeper in the world. He is also one of the best players on the team along with Paul Pogba.
If we lose him it would we a real shame. United should do everything in their power to keep him. He has been excellent in his performances for us ever since he came to Old Trafford. If its true that he’ll lose 25% in lost wages then I think that clause should be abandoned. Its a clause that will not only make him and other players think twice about signing for United in the future, but some players would end up leaving the club also. United should do all they can to keep De Gea at the club for as long as possible.