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Spain international set to sign bumper contract at Manchester United


Spain international set to sign bumper contract at Manchester United

De Gea on cusp of fresh United deal
Football Transfer Centre

Manchester United are reportedly close to extending the contract of goalkeeper David de Gea after accepting to double his current salary package.

The Spaniard had been reluctant to discuss a contract renewal earlier in the season and this saw the club trigger the 12-month extension clause available to prolong his stay until the summer of 2020.

Since then, United have witnessed a change in management with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacing Jose Mourinho at the helm and the club have since been on a roll with six straight wins in all competitions.

According to The Sun, De Gea has been convinced to sign a new long-term deal with the Mancunian giants following the departure of Mourinho, who had a negative impact on the first-team squad.

It is added that the Spaniard has been offered bumper wages of around £400,000-a-week with the extension and this represents a 100 percent increase on his current salary package with the club.

De Gea recently made 11 second-half saves in the Premier League game at Tottenham Hotspur where United won by a slender 1-0 scoreline. Marcus Rashford netted the winner before the half-time whistle.