It is quite usual to see teams trying to pay footballers more money to secure a transfer in, but this time, it seems that the team in question is set to go the other way around.
A report by the Daily Mail suggests that Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea is not interested in leaving Manchester United this summer, since he could facilitate a better deal for himself next summer, when he is set to become a free agent. With that in mind, Manchester United execs are determined to transfer De Gea out this summer, even if they have to pay the goalkeeper to accomplish that.
The English newspaper states that De Gea is willing to see the end of his contract with the Red Devils this summer, especially since every penny he can save for his "new" team will have an effect on his contract. However, Manchester United execs are ready to offer the goalkeeper a $25.4M bonus if he chooses to leave the club this summer.
Manchester United has a $76M offer from PSG to sign De Gea, which means that Manchester United would turn down 33% of their profit on De Gea's transfer in order to see him leave and earn a few bucks, which they will spend on other transfer targets.
De Gea has stalled contract extension talks for over a year. With the team's lack of UEFA Champions League football for next season, the shot-stopper will see a chunk of his weekly wage fading away, but he seems ready to fight until the end to see his will being done. Let's see if Manchester United and PSG can make him think twice about what's best for all parties involved.