According to Marca, Manchester United will agree a £92m deal for David De Gea to stay at Old Trafford. The 27-year-old’s contract extension is expected to be confirmed after the World Cup. De Gea will become the highest-paid goalkeeper in world football, earning £18.4m-per-annum until 2023.
Signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, the Spanish international has gone on to make 315 appearances in all competitions, winning one Premier League title, one FA Cup, one League Cup and the Europa League. He’s regarded as one of the best ‘keepers in the world and has been linked with Real Madrid for some time.
Los Blancos tried to sign De Gea in 2012, came close in 2015 and nearly convince him to push for a move in 2017. United have managed to fend off their interest until now, but there was a worry they might have to cash in as his contract has just 12 months to run. However, the news he’ll renew his deal is fantastic news for supporters.
Last season, the 27-year-old conceded just 28 goals in 37 Premier League games, keeping 18 clean sheets. De Gea made 46 appearances in all competitions and made Spain’s 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup. He should put pen to paper when the tournament in Russia comes to an end.