David de Gea set to sign new contract with Manchester United – report

by Leo Nieboer

David de Gea will commit his future to Manchester United by signing a new contract with the club, according to reports.

The Spaniard came close to joining Real Madrid back in 2015 but a series of documentation issues led to the move falling through, with the keeper signing a new deal – which expires at the end of next season – at Old Trafford instead.

He has since established himself as perhaps the best keeper in the world – a case made stronger by his remarkable save from Sevilla striker Luis Muriel in the Champions League on Wednesday.

And according to the Times‘ Paul Hirst, talks over a new deal began towards the end of last year and the 27-year-old will extend his future at Old Trafford beyond 2019.

Real Madrid’s interest in De Gea is thought to have emerged once again after Kepa Arrizabalaga, their main goalkeeping target ahead of the summer, decided to extend his future at Athletic Bilbao, but it seems as if Los Blanco will pour their resources into acquiring the services of Thibaut Courtois instead, who they perceive as an easier target.

This is genuinely superb news for United fans. Nobody, after all, wants to think about where exactly their club would be if the Spaniard wasn’t in between the sticks.

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