David De Gea's proposed £175,000-per-week Real Madrid contract revealed

The Spain international's move to the Santiago Bernabeu collapsed at t

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Documents which appear to reveal the details of David De Gea’s proposed six-year contract at Real Madrid have been published by website Football Leaks.

The Manchester United goalkeeper was set to earn €11.8million-a-year (£9.1million) at the Santiago Bernabeu, roughly £175,000-a-week, until the deal collapsed at the eleventh hour of last summer’s transfer window due to administrative errors.

Both clubs blamed each other for the scuppering of the £29million move, with United suggesting that Real Madrid failed to submit necessary paperwork on time. It is now known whether the document released by Football Leaks was one those filed late by the Spanish club.

The document, which is in Spanish and dated 31 August 2015, reveals that De Gea would have been contracted to Real Madrid until June 30 2021 and would receive €10.9million (£8.4million) as a signing on fee.

If the contract had been pulled out of early on De Gea’s part, the ‘keeper would have had to pay £387million-a-year until its expiration in 2021 and the document also claims 50 per cent of De Gea’s image rights would also have gone to Real upon completion of the transfer.

The document which alleges to be David De Gea's proposed Real Madrid contract

Following the deal’s collapse, De Gea signed a new four-year deal at Old Trafford, with his £40,000-a-week salary reportedly rising by £150,000.

Despite renewing his commitment to the club, rumours surrounding the former Atletico Madrid player’s future persist and a return to the Spanish capital remains on the cards.

United have remained insistent that they behaved professionally during the course of negotiations with Real last summer and maintain that it was the buying club’s fault that De Gea’s switch was not completed.

“The fact that Manchester United filed the papers on time was acknowledged by the Football Association, who offered to support that claim in any discussions with Fifa,” the club said in a statement last September.

“The club offered this assistance, as well as its own time-stamped documents, to Real Madrid but they have chosen not to go down this route.”