Talks between De Gea’s representatives and Man United officials begun last year and have proven to be a slow affair.
Various reports over time have stressed that United, for whom De Gea has made 342 appearances, are confident about the keeper signing a new deal.
According to the Times‘ Paul Hirst, De Gea is indeed happy to extend his future at Old Trafford, but on one condition: that he receives the same package of £350,000-a-week granted to Alexis Sanchez last year.
It should be a plain obvious fact that De Gea deserves to be the club’s highest earner – and by some distance.
No player to feature for Man United since 2011 has produced decisive world class performances on a more regular basis than De Gea, once again the side’s hero for their win over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley last weekend, making 11 saves in the second half.
The message to the club from supporters regarding De Gea is a universal and simple one: give the man what he wants, or regret it forever.