According to the reports, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is ready to run his contract down at Old Trafford in order to leave on a free transfer after the club refused to meet his massive wage demands.
The 28-year-old shot-stopper is out of contract in 18 months from now and the Red Devils have been locked in negotiations with the player’s agent for over a year.
The Spain international has been named as Man United’s Player of the Year four times in the last five seasons and feels he deserves a payrise to put him alongside Alexis Sanchez, who is Man United’s top earner with £400,000-a-week salary.
Despite De Gea is not motivated by money, the Spaniard believes the situation is a matter of principle and as per the Daily Record, he is willing to walk out on the club when his deal runs out in 2020.
De Gea’s departure could be a massive blow for the Red Devils, with the former Atletico Madrid am is widely considered to be the best goalkeeper in the world.
He is happy at Manchester but knows he could command top wages by leaving the Old Trafford on a free transfer. Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey recently agreed a £400,000-a-week contract with Juventus, for example.
It is believed that Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are keen to sign the Spaniard as a long-term replacement for 41-year-old legendary Gianluigi Buffon, while Serie A champions Juventus would consider a move if they could incorporate his salary demands.