David De Gea is set to commit his future to United before departing to Russia for the World Cup, according to reports.
The 27-year-old has consistently been linked with a switch to Real Madrid over the last three summers, but United have successfully held on to him each time.
Similar reports had once again surfaced, claiming that the shot-stopper had requested to leave after his side was knocked out of the Champions League by Sevilla, but there appears to be yet another twist to the tale.
De Gea’s current contract with United expires next summer, but the Red Devils have the option to extend that by a further 12 months. They may not need that clause though, thanks to the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to LA Galaxy.
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The legendary Swede had been earning a figure of £125,000-a-week during his stay at the club, and his departure has now opened a new door in negotiations over a new contract for De Gea.
According to The Sun, Zlatan’s move to the MLS now means that United have a name crossed off their payroll, and that creates the opportunity for the club to offer De Gea a massive pay rise.
The Spaniard currently earns around £210,000-a-week, and that is set to rise to around £350,000-a-week, making him the second highest paid player in the club’s history, behind January signing Alexis…