Manchester United fans concerned at prospect of losing David de Gea

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United supporters have voiced deep concern at the latest news regarding contract negotiations with David de Gea.

It was reported on Thursday by the Telegraph‘s James Ducker that, although De Gea wants to stay at Old Trafford, he will not sign on the dotted line unless he receives a weekly wage on par with Alexis Sanchez, who receives around £400,000-a-week.


Other reports have indicated Man United were ready to pay De Gea a wage of £350,000-a-week, but the player’s representatives – whose fees for the deal are also a potential stumbling block – have reiterated demands that De Gea’s importance to the club is reflected by the Spaniard becoming its highest earner.

The latest development has put supporters on edge, with many expressing frustration at the way Sanchez – utterly ineffective once again on Wednesday night – is standing in the way of De Gea, the club’s best player, from signing a new contract.


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Herein lies the reason why Manchester City pulled out of the Sanchez deal. Signing a new glitzy player is nice, sure, but the ramifications it can have on the club’s wage structure – and consequently the leverage they have in contract negotiations with other players – are truly destructive.

You can only hope the club and De Gea’s team find some mutual ground sooner rather than later.

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