Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea is set to sign a new deal with the Red Devils worth a reported £97.5m over the period of five years, thus ​making him the world's highest-paid goalkeeper.


De Gea's future at ​Manchester United was said to be uncertain as he is entering the final year of his contract in the 2019/20 season and could have been a free agent next year.

It was widely reported that talks have been going on between United and De Gea's representatives, who reportedly wanted their client to be paid on parity with Alexis Sanchez, the club's highest-paid player, who pockets £500,000-a-week.

​Mirror report that United were not prepared to go to such an extent for the Spaniard but a compromise is reported to have taken place with the 28-year-old set to pocket £375,000-a-week under the terms of the new deal.

The report goes on to mention that the shot-stopper will sign the new deal as soon as the Red Devils land back in Manchester following their tour.

The 28-year-old joined United from Atletico Madrid in 2011 for £18.9m and has since turned out to be regarded as arguably the best goalkeeper in the world as he came up with inspirational performances in what has been a tough past few years for United in terms of results.