Manchester United offer David de Gea £200,000-a-week deal

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Manchester United have offered goalkeeper David de Gea a record-breaking £200,000-a-week deal to keep him at Old Trafford and away from the clutches of Real Madrid.

Louis van Gaal told reporters after his pre-match press conference on Friday that United have offered the Spain international “a lot of money”, but conceded there’s a possibility he could opt to leave the Premier League giants.

De Gea will have 12 months left to run on his current deal this summer, and it’s expected that Real Madrid will table a formal offer for the world-class goalkeeper at the end of the season.

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“We have offered him a lot of money,” Van Gaal was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail. “It takes a long time now. So it can always happen. I want him to stay but I am not the boss. The player is the boss, he can say yes or no. You will have to ask David De Gea not me. He has to sign.”

If De Gea agrees to accept United’s latest offer, he will become the world’s highest-paid goalkeeper, eclipsing the sums of money earned by the likes of Manuel Neuer at Bayern Munich and Iker Casillas at Real Madrid.

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De Gea expected to join Real Madrid

However, De Gea’s decision is unlikely to be motivated solely by money. The chance to return to his home city and play for the world’s biggest and most successful club could, ultimately, prove too tempting for the Spaniard.

If De Gea leaves this summer, Manchester United could use Victor Valdes at their first-choice goalkeeper from the start of the 2015-16 campaign.

Or they may decide to make a move for another top-class goalkeeper, such as Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris.

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