PSG want De Gea if he decides not to extend Man Utd deal

Author: Rosalind K. Amoh
PSG put David De Gea on their radar
PSG put David De Gea on their radar

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) want to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea as his contract situation remains unresolved.

Negotiations between United and the 27-year-old have been ongoing, with the Spanish international offered a £375,000-a-week, five-year extension, which has yet to be signed.

The Sun report that United could exercise their unilateral one-year extension on his contract in January if there is no agreement, meaning that clubs across the continent would be confident of prising him away from Old Trafford in the summer.

If De Gea fails to sign a new deal, then United would be forced into a situation to sell him in the next year to receive a significant transfer fee, or lose him on a free transfer when his contract eventually expires.

Real Madrid had long been linked with De Gea, with a move falling through in Louis van Gaal’s final season with the club, but they signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea in last summer’s transfer window.

David De Gea has won several trophies with Man Utd, including the FA Cup

PSG are considering a move for De Gea if he becomes available, despite having veteran Gianluigi Buffon and relative youngster Alphonse Areola sharing goalkeeping duties so far this season.

De Gea has been United's top performer since Sir Alex Ferguson retired as manager in 2013 and has played a major hand in keeping the club competitive.

More than three years have passed since De Gea signed his latest deal and it is reported that Man United have offered the goalkeeper a whopping £375,000 per week.

That's just short of the Premier League-high £391,000 per week Alexis Sanchez is said to earn, according to Football Leaks's Uncovering The Dirty Deals Behind the Beautiful Game.

The expense is huge but arguably necessary. Goalkeepers don't tend to earn as much as elite attackers, but De Gea has consistently proved his value to the Red Devils.

Since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011, the 27-year-old has won the Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup and UEFA Europa League, as well as being named United fans' Player of the Season on four occasions.

Those awards underline just how popular De Gea is at Old Trafford and as they have done in the past, will do everything to keep him and thus not happy about the pace talks for a new deal is going.