EPL: Manchester United ready to make De Gea highest paid player

De Gea

Manchester United are ready to make David de Gea the best paid player in the Premier League, The Sunday Times reports.

The Old Trafford outfit will table an offer with a basic pay package of £90m over five years.

The deal will see De Gea’s wages overtake that of team-mates, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez, as well as Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.

United executive chairman, Ed Woodward, has made sorting De Gea’s future top priority, as he works to tie down deals for a number of United’s first-team squad.

The Spaniard’s deal runs until the end of the 2019/2020 season.

De Gea, who has spent eight years at the club, has been named United’s player of the year in four of the last five seasons.