Man United star agrees deal to become world’s highest paid in his position

first_imgManchester United are set to tie David de Gea down to a new five-year deal which will make him the highest paid goalkeeper in world football.Marca are reporting that the Red Devils have now reached an agreement to secure De Gea’s future at Old Trafford after another impressive season at the club. 1 De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid in 2011 center_img The Spaniard will earn a gross total of €21m (£18.4m) per year for each of his next five seasons at the club. This amounts to a rough figure of €404,000 (or £354,000) per week.De Gea is expected to return to United and sign the new, lucrative deal after the World Cup.His number will dwarf the amount earned by all other goalkeepers on the planet, as it is understood that the second highest earning stopper is Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer, who gets a gross total of €15m (£13.1m) per year.The decision to put De Gea on this wage comes after he was named United’s ‘Player of the Year’ for the fourth time in five seasons.last_img

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