MANCHESTER UNITED are set to make David De Gea the highest paid goalkeeper in world football, according to reports.
The Spaniard is wanted by Real Madrid but the Red Devils have offered a staggering contract to keep him at Old Trafford.
AFP or licensors David De Gea is set to become the highest paid goalkeeper of all time
Marca claim the 27-year-old will pen a new five-year deal where he will pocket a whopping £18.4million per season.
Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer is believed to be the current highest paid taking home around £13m per year.
De Gea is believed to be happy at Manchester United and will put pen-to-paper when he returns from the World Cup.
Real Madrid have been desperate for a new stopper and made De Gea their top priority.
AFP or licensors The Spaniard will pen a five-year deal when he returns from the World Cup
AFP or licensors De Gea is wanted by Real Madrid but he is set to commit his future at Old Trafford
United’s No1 was born in Madrid and kick-started his career with Atletico but the lure of returning back home has not convinced De Gea of a move.
He almost signed for Real in August 2015 but a dodgy fax machine meant the paperwork did not go through in time.
He then signed a new four-year deal at the Red Devils with the option for a fifth year.
Real chief Julen Lopetegui knows De Gea as he was Spain boss until Wednesday, when he was axed for taking the Bernabeu job.
Getty Images New Real boss Julen Lopetegui has worked closely with De Gea