Manchester United are ready to hand David De Gea a new contract worth £250,000 per week, which are significantly less than his current terms.

According to The Sun, Manchester United want David de Gea to remain at the club and sign a new contract. The Red Devils are willing to offer a new agreement, but that would require the Spanish stopper to take a pay cut from his reported £375,000-a-week salary.

There is an evolving situation between the sticks at Manchester United as the club does not have a clear-cut plan for the position. On the one hand, Erik ten Hag wants a long-term option in place. But there is also the lingering issue of David De Gea’s future.

While Manchester United are keen to see the Spanish stopper remain at the club, they may want him to take a massive pay cut. De Gea currently earns a reported £375,000 per week, which the club consider excessive. His contract expires in June, but the Red Devils can extend it by another season.

Manchester United hope to agree on a new deal with the veteran keeper and forgo the extension trigger altogether. Talks of de Gea signing a renewal were rife in January, but nothing has progressed since. The main issue in negotiations is whether the keeper will take a pay cut.

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While Manchester United remain in advanced talks with the Spaniard, they want de Gea to accept terms worth £250,000 per week over a new contract. The package may seem lower, but the Red Devils might feel this is the best they could offer in the current situation.

Many might expect de Gea to remain at the club. But a new contract proposal is not about to deter Manchester United from pursuing long-term targets. Illan Meslier, David Raya and Robert Sanchez have all been mentioned as possible options, with the Leeds United star seemingly seeming to be their primary objective.

The Red Devils reportedly want to wait for a while before signing the Frenchman. However, if Leeds United are relegated this season, they might have to rush towards signing the keeper. Moreover, there is no future for Dean Henderson at the club, as he will be sold in the summer.

Erik ten Hag would want continuity with de Gea in goal. But if the Spaniard fails to adapt to the manager’s methods, a new stopper might become necessary. Whether the veteran keeper signs the reported £250,000-a-week contract remains the question, but that could also become his best option in this market.

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