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27th Jun 2023

Man United back out of David De Gea agreement despite signed contract extension

Callum Boyle

David De Gea

De Gea’s contract expires at the end of this week

Manchester United backed out of an agreement to extend David De Gea’s contract at the eleventh hour.

De Gea had agreed to drastically reduce his £375,000 per week wages, however United did not officially sign the contract.

As reported by The Athletic, the Red Devils have offered the Spaniard fresh terms, but with an even lower salary.

The 32-year-old’s contract expires at the end of this week and with the ‘keeper keen to continue playing at the highest level, is now considering his options.

Discussions between the two are ongoing but there is no incline as to whether De Gea will stay or go.

The Premier League’s Golden Glove winner has had interest from Saudi Arabia, who have lured a number of high profile talents to the Middle East including Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kanté, Ruben Neves and more.

United have been eyeing up other potential replacements if De Gea does decide to leave Old Trafford for free.

David Raya of Brentford has been one name linked but they could be in competition with Tottenham who are reportedly unwilling to meet the Bees’ £40m price tag.

Diogo Costa from Porto is also another name allegedly being considered.

Erik ten Hag has a number of key positions he wants to improve, most notably the forward position. Harry Kane is their number one target but with Spurs wanting £100m at the very least, there are doubts on if United can actually afford his asking price.

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