Manchester United ‘keeper pens four-year deal
Manchester United Football Club have announced that David de Gea has put pen-to-paper on a new four-year deal.
The Spaniard was strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid over the summer, but after the deal collapsed on Deadline Day, he was forced to stay put at Old Trafford.
It was expected that the ‘keeper would leave the club on a free next summer, once his deal expired, however, the club have just announced that a new deal has been signed which will see him stay at the club until 2019.
After signing the deal, De Gea said: “I am delighted to be starting this new chapter in my United career.
“I have always enjoyed playing with these great players in front of our fantastic fans. Manchester United is a special club and Old Trafford is an ideal place for me to continue to develop my career.
“I’m looking forward to putting a difficult summer behind me and concentrating on working hard to improve and help my teammates to be successful.”
Louis van Gaal also spoke to the club’s official website and revealed his delight at De Gea signing a new contract.
Van Gaal said: “I am absolutely delighted David has signed a new contract.
“He is one of the best goalkeepers in world football. I am very pleased that he will be part of the team for many years to come. David made a very important contribution to our performance last season and he has been the club’s Player of the Year for the last two seasons.
“He is a popular player who is keen to learn and enhance his game. At such a young age for a goalkeeper, he has many years ahead of him.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt