David de Gea 'set to sign £350,000-per-week five-year deal' at Man United
- The goalkeeper has been subject of long-term speculation linking him with move
- David de Gea has continually been linked to Real Madrid since leaving Spain
- The new deal is expected to be in place before the start of the World Cup in June
By Kate Mcgreavy For Mailonline
PUBLISHED: 08:05 BST, 3 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:04 BST, 3 April 2018 Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is set to sign a £350,000-per-week five-year deal at the club.
Spaniard De Gea, who joined United from Atletico Madrid in 2011, has been the subject of long-term speculation linking him with a move back to Spain. A switch to Real Madrid broke down in 2015 due to an administrative error.
He has continually been linked to the Bernabeu since but is contracted at United until 2019.
The new deal is expected to be in place before the start of the World Cup with discussions due to begin this month, according to The Sun. If he signs the new contract, De Gea will be behind Alexis Sanchez as the club's second-highest-ever earner. Just last week De Gea admitted he does not feel he has the same 'respect and adoration' in his homeland Spain as he does in England.
'In England I have a great affection and respect that I do not notice so much here,' he said, according to Goal.
And now United are optimistic of keeping the shot-stopper on their books. 'The club want it sorted. It has to be done in their eyes,' a United insider said. 'They want David to go to the World Cup and come back knowing everything is settled. 'Zlatan leaving has freed up more wiggle room on wages and United don't want to drag it out.
'They want to show the world that David won't be leaving for anywhere. It's a real statement.'
De Gea will be looking to keep out rivals Manchester City on Saturday to prevent them from winning the league title.
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