Manchester United had been in talks to agree a new deal with David De Gea for a very long time and now the Spanish international has officially signed the contract.
The Red Devils officially confirmed that the former Atletico Madrid shot stopper will stay at the club until at least 2023 and there is an option to extend the deal for a further year as well.
According to reports (The Mail), the new deal guarantees De Gea £75million in salary and makes him the highest paid player at the club ahead of record signing Paul Pogba.
The British outlet have mentioned that the Old Trafford club have been in talks with the Spaniard for two years and finally, the fresh contract has been secured.
The 28-year-old expressed his delight after putting pen to paper and stated (MUFC):
“It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club and the opportunity to continue my career at Manchester United is a genuine honour. Since I arrived here, I could never have imagined I would play over 350 games for this club. Now my future is fixed, all I want is to help this team achieve what I believe we can and win trophies again, together.”
In the last campaign, De Gea was highly inconsistent and made several blunders that led to goals.
This season, so far, we have only conceded four goals and kept two clean sheets in the Premier League but it must be remembered that our first choice goalie failed to make a routine save against Palace, who defeated us at Old Trafford in injury time.
De Gea is still one of the best goalkeepers in the world but to get back to his best, he needs to step up big time. Hopefully, the new deal would help him focus and perform consistently.