MANCHESTER UNITED keeper David De Gea banked a whopping £3 million last year from his image rights.
The Spain stopper’s image is slightly tarnished at the moment due to some seriously below-par performances.
But the cash is still rolling in thanks to his position as one of the world’s best keepers.
He runs a firm called Bedamarse Limited to take in payments linked to his name – and it’s got cash reserves of £8.8m according to latest figures for 2019 published at Companies House.
That’s up from £5.6 million in 2018.
And he’ll pay the UK tax office £703,448 due to his monster earnings, but that’s less than two weeks’ wages for the star.
De Gea is the club’s highest paid player after he penned a new £375,000-a-week deal last September.
But has made a series of shocking blunders this season.
Chelsea were the latest to benefit from this butter fingers, with Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud finding the goal in the Blues’ 3-1 FA Cup semi-final win at the weekend.
Following his poor spell of form, United have posted a job advert for a first-team recruitment analyst with a “specific emphasis on goalkeepers”.
But club legend Roy Keane has insisted he needs to be axed if United want to challenge for the title.