Manchester United may drop De Gea extension option due to rising wage bill
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Manchester United may drop De Gea extension option due to rising wage bill

Manchester United is weighing whether to trigger David de Gea’s contract extension after wages billed to a Premier League record £384m last season.

David De Gea‘s current contract expires in nine months, although Manchester United has the option to activate his extension option early. Under the contract, the option will keep De Gea at United until June 2024, when the player turns 33.

According to Mike McGrath of the “Daily Telegraph”, Manchester United are undecided on whether to trigger De Gea’s extension option or not, and they are very likely to make an offer to Everton to buy their number one goalkeeper, 28 England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

For Manchester United, Pickford‘s homegrown status is extremely attractive, and his contract with Everton is set to expire in 2024.

Mike McGrath says Manchester United’s wage bill rose by £61.6m to £384.2m in the last financial year due to the signings of Cristiano Ronaldo, Sancho, and Varane, breaking City’s previous record of £3546 A record £115.5 million net loss. This summer, Manchester United signed Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, Anthony, and other players, and the salary bill is likely to continue to rise in the next financial year.

In this case, Manchester United began to consider whether to activate De Gea’s contract renewal option from the perspective of competition and control of expenditure. De Gea will be 32 in six weeks and earn around £350,000 a week.


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