David De Gea has revealed his demands to stay at Manchester United as speculations indicate his reluctance to sign a contract extension.
The Reds Devils recently activated one-year extension clause on De Gea’s contract keeping him put for another 12 months.
However, that leaves United in Dilemma as they could lose him for free next season and will be free to agree to a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs in January.
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De Gea’s long term admirers Real Madrid have still not given up hopes of signing him whilst Paris Saint Germain want him to replace Gianluigi Buffon.
United are still keen on keeping hold of their prized asset but are reluctant to meet his colossal demands.
The Spaniard is reported by Sky Sports News to have wanting parity with Alexis Sanchez’s mammoth £500K-a-week wages and assurances that United will compete for major trophies under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Providing insight into such precarious conditions for United, Andy Mitten, editor of United fan magazine United We Stand told Sky Sports,
“I don’t think United should be held to ransom just because they have this wealth. They are already overpaying for under-performing players. De Gea is not an under-performing player, he has been the player of the year for four of the last six years, but there are levels and he has been offered a deal to become the best-paid goalkeeper in the world and it’s not enough.
“I don’t think United should just succumb to every agent’s demands just because the fans are saying ‘pay him whatever’. You can’t just do that.”
De Gea has made 362 appearances for United since joining the club in 2011 from Atletico Madrid.
He won the Premier League in 2013 in Sir Alex Ferguson’s farewell season along with an FA Cup and Europa League.
He is also the goalkeeper player in the club’s history win the prestigious Sir Matt Busby player of the season award back in the 2013-14 season he has since gone on to win the award three more times.