Man Utd chief Ed Woodward puts £85m deal on the table for David de Gea

Posted Thursday, July 04, 2019 by

Man Utd chief Ed Woodward puts £85m deal on the table for David de Gea
United have grown frustrated with De Gea's demands as his contract winds down (Pic: GETTY)

MANCHESTER UNITED want David de Gea to stop messing them about and pledge his future to the club.

Starsport understands Manchester United are losing patience with De Gea and have made him a take-it-or-leave-it deal worth £350,000-a-week.

United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is willing to make the Spanish international the highest paid goalkeeper in world football.

The deal is worth almost £85m and Woodward is hoping it will persuade De Gea to remain at Old Trafford and ignore strong interest from Paris Saint Germain and Juventus.

But United bosses have made it clear to De Gea that the new, long-term deal is more than generous and will not be improved upon.

A club source said: "It has been frustrating because talks have been on-going for quite a while.

"At times it has felt like we've taken two steps forward then two steps back. We want to reach a conclusion."

United boss Ole Gunner Solskjaer is desperate to keep De Gea and see him follow in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford by penning a long-term extension.

Negotiations with De Gea have been on-going for almost 18 months.

De Gea has been keen to be catapulted into a similar pay bracket to Alexis Sanchez, who earns £500,000-a-week.

The keeper has been United's most impressive and consistent performer in recent seasons and knows his value to United has become almost priceless.

But United have allowed De Gea to enter the final 12 months of his current deal.

The 28-year-old will become a free agent next summer and can leave Old Trafford for nothing.

This has raised the stakes and forced United to make him an offer they feel he will be unable to refuse.

De Gea has been named the club's player of the year on a record four occasions since joining United from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

But he appeared distracted towards the end of last season and produced a series of high-profile blunders.

Now United want to put the issue to bed once and for all and tie down De Gea to hand suppering supporters a huge boost.

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