David De Gea’s agent is the reason behind delaying contract at Manchester United.
Manchester United have been trying to trying to tie down deals for their star players at the club. The Red Devils have managed to keep their forward Anthony Martial who has signed a new five year deal with the club. Additionally, a one-year extension has been handed out to Ashley Young who had no reluctance in committing himself to the club.
The club are ready to hand over new deals to Marcus Rashford, David De Gea, Ander Herrera, and Juan Mata. There are various reports quoting that their academy graduate has agreed to sign a new contract with the club, whereas the other three are yet to commit themselves to the club.
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When asked about the contract extension, Ander Herrera said that he likes to think more about the on-field duties than off-field. Whereas, Juan Mata has said that he would like to move on from this club.
On the other hand, David De Gea is ready to put pen to paper to sign a contract extension, but it is getting delayed because of the agent.
The Red Devils are willing to shell out 350,000 pounds per week to make him the highest earned player in the Premier League. By shelling out that hefty sum, De Gea will earn 90 million pounds for the next five years.
According to ESPNFC, the representatives of Manchester United’s shot-stopper are trying to drive up the price. The former Atletico Madrid graduate has 18 months in his Manchester United contract after the club decided to activate the one-year contract extension.
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The report also adds on that there has been an advance in the negotiations, but the process is becoming too slow because of David De Gea’s agent.
The 28-year-old whose move to Real Madrid collapsed in 2015 has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus as they prepare to lure him from Old Trafford this summer. But, Manchester United are ready to not prise their golden asset and are hopeful that he will extend his contract before the kick start of the summer transfer window.
Should they fail to agree terms with the Spanish goalkeeper or the vice versa, they might need to listen to the offers which fall in their way and accept as they cannot allow him to leave for a free transfer in 2020. With one year in the contract, any deal around 150 million will be enough to secure his signature.