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REVEALED: Why Man Utd keeper De Gea split with agent Mendes

 


Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea ended his relationship with agent Jorge Mendes three years ago.

De Gea signed his latest contract at Old Trafford in September 2019.

The negotiations were long and drawn out before De Gea eventually signed on the dotted line for a deal until 2023 worth £375,000 per week.

But The Athletic says the Spaniard got rid of superagent Mendes during the negotiations.

De Gea, 31, was said to have an agreement to work with Mendes' Gestifute agency - but there was no legal contract.

United had offered the wages De Gea wanted but Mendes reportedly kept trying to add extra clauses and bonuses.

So when then-executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward saw De Gea at Carrington and asked what else he wanted, the goalkeeper was unsure what Woodward meant.

They went to his office and De Gea looked over the contract offer for himself - then signed it the very next day.

The intermediary listed on the FA documentation is Jose Bouzas Aragon, De Gea's family lawyer, and there is no mention of Mendes.

De Gea and Mendes - who includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Darwin Nunez and Bernardo Silva on his long list of clients - have not worked together since.

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