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25th Nov 2018

Paris Saint-Germain poised to sign David De Gea on a free transfer in the summer

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to make David De Gea the highest earning goalkeeper in the world when his contract with Man United runs out next summer

Reuben Pinder

De Gea has stalled over signing a new contract with Manchester United

For several years, David De Gea has been Manchester United’s saviour, papering over the very big cracks in their squad, keeping them in the top four.

He is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in world football, despite United’s negative goal difference at this moment in time.

He has won five of the last six player of the season awards at Manchester United, which says more about United’s shortcomings as a team than De Gea’s quality on goal, in all honesty.

He almost joined Real Madrid, only for that faulty fax machine to scupper the move in the dying minutes of the transfer window.

But after all these years of carrying a dysfunctional United team, De Gea might be about to get his move away.

His contract with United ends at the end of this season, and his reluctance to put pen to paper on a new deal hints at a desire to leave.

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly keen to sign De Gea and make him the best paid goalkeeper in the world on £300k per week.

The French champions currently have Alphonse Areola and Gianluigi Buffon as their goalkeeping options, but De Gea would be a significant upgrade on both

United would be in desperate need of a new goalkeeper if De Gea were to leave come the end of the season, and reports suggest that Jordan Pickford is high up their list of potential replacements.

The England and Everton was hugely impressive during the World Cup and has enjoyed a much better start to his season with the Toffees than he did last season. He also possesses the same combination of agility and excellent distribution that made De Gea such an asset to United.