The Manchester United management is said to regret David de Gea’s long-term contract for £375,000 per week, which was agreed in 2019. After two years of talks between the goalkeeper’s team and the club, the goalkeeper became United’s highest-paid player two years ago.
However, according to The Athletic, the deal, which guaranteed De Gea a £75 million salary, does not sit well with those in charge at Old Trafford. According to the article, the club’s big deal, which committed him to the club until at least the summer of 2023, posed complications.
The expensive contract apparently resulted in wage disparities at a time when United’s leadership was attempting to keep control of the books, while De Gea’s form deteriorated. In 2015, the Spaniard came within minutes of joining Real Madrid before accepting a new contract, and he could have gone as a free agent in 2020 if new terms had not been agreed upon.
Source: Daily Mail