Report: Paris Saint-Germain offer £350,000 per week deal to United's star man.
- Paris Saint Germain are tracking another Manchester United star.
What’s the story?
Manchester United, over the years, have been successful in fending off interest from elite clubs across the world to keep hold of their star man, David de Gea. The latest club to renew their interest in the Spanish goalkeeper is Paris Saint Germain. PSG are looking to strengthen some of their weaknesses and that would need them to go after a world-class keeper.
In case you didn’t know…
Paris Saint Germain were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Manchester United in the Round of 16. Ever since then, the Parisians are going after United's players. They already seem to have a deal in place for Ander Herrera and now are ready to go all out in pursuit of David de Gea.
The Spaniard may be having an average season as he just has 7 clean sheets in the Premier League this season but has amassed 100 clean sheets to his name in 268 appearances for the Red Devils and would sort out PSG's goalkeeping woes.
The heart of the matter
The Spaniard goalkeeper is stalling on a new contract. David de Gea's contract is up next summer and the parties involved are currently at an impasse in negotiations over a new deal, as the player wants to become the highest paid player at the club.
If reports are to believed, the 28-year-old's wage demands may go north of £350,000 per week and United seem reluctant to put forward an offer so high but may be forced to do so as Paris Saint Germain are ready to meet the player's demands.
The French Champions view David de Gea as a massive upgrade over the aging Gianluigi Buffon as their first-choice goalkeeper and Real Madrid after signing Thibaut Courtois are no longer interested in signing the United guardian.
The Spaniard may use PSG as a coy to get whatever he wants at United as he currently is not looking for a move away from the Premier League and neither will United want to part ways with one of the best goalkeepers in the world and face the wrath of the fans. But De Gea might be tempted by PSG's pursuit and project if United are unwilling to fulfill his demands.Published 06 Apr 2019, 01:30 IST