When Real Madrid signalled their intentions when it came to a long-term goalkeeper signing by signing Thibaut Courtois, from Chelsea, I thought we could all rest easy when it came to the future of David de Gea.
But that is proving to be far from the case.
It seems that the 28-year-old Spanish international is intent on driving a hard bargain when it comes to contract talks.
According to the news source, the Telegraph, de Gea is looking for a financial deal that will put him on a par with the current highest-paid player at Old Trafford, Alexis Sanchez.
Whilst most of us would balk at that demand, it is worth remembering how difficult it is to get hold of a world-class goalkeeper.
Manchester United supporters would do well to remember the strife we had replacing the likes of Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar.
Therefore, if, as we suspect, the club is serious when it comes to trying to knock Manchester City of their lofty pedestal next season, it has to be a case of giving the lad what he wants!
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