All summer long we’ve dallied over the future our Spanish international goalkeeper David de Gea.
After a far from convincing end to the season, an end where it looked as if his mind was, on occasion, elsewhere, it seemed very much a case of de Gea leaving for pastures new this summer.
Indeed, in a series of articles, a typical one being: united-must-not-fall-into-a-french-trap, we started to focus on where de Gea might be headed and who might be coming in to replace him.
However, it seems that Manchester United have far from given up in their chase to keep the 28-year-old at Old Trafford.
Today, lurking in the pages of The Daily Star is the inference that United are keen to get the Spaniard to put pen-to-paper on a contract that would be worth a staggering £85 million with de Gea earning a cool £350,000 a week, thereby becoming one of the highest earners on the clubs’ books.
Now whether it’ll be enough for de Gea to cast aside any thoughts of leaving the club remains to be seen.
But, sat here in the editorial chair, I’m more than a little concerned that the club seems to be intent on throwing big cash towards those who might be contemplating leaving.
To me, it shouldn’t be about the cash it should be about that burning desire to play for our magnificent club.
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