There are some smiles on the faces of Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as Metro claim they could well be set to make David De Gea the richest goalkeeper in history.
The Spanish international star has been undoubtedly the best player at the club this season.
The former Atletico Madrid stopper is set to be rewarded with a new five-year deal that would see him double his weekly wage and bump him up to being one of the club’s highest paid players to boot.
Not only that but as one of our regulars note, it will also see him earn more than cross-town rival Joe Hart who is also in line for a new deal after impressing more consistently at Manchester City this season.
We think that the £36 million mega deal could well keep the star at Old Trafford for the long-term and hold off attempts from Real Madrid to sign him with Los Blancos reportedly having designs on De Gea as Iker Casillas’ ideal transfer replacement.