Manchester United agree new contract with David de Gea

Man Utd goalkeeper David de Gea is a long-term target for Champions League winners Real Madrid - but is set to commit his future to Old Trafford

Manchester United agree new contract with David de Gea

Man Utd goalkeeper David de Gea is a long-term target for Champions League winners Real Madrid - but is set to commit his future to Old Trafford

15 June 2018 Friday 18:57
Manchester United agree new contract with David de Gea

David de Gea has agreed a new five-year deal with Manchester United.

The Spanish international will end constant talk of a move to Real Madrid by committing his future to Old Trafford.

Champions League winners Real have long-hoped to lure De Gea back to his homeland, with president Florentino Perez accepting it would take a world-record fee for a goalkeeper of £100m to take him to the Bernabeu.

United have always remained adamant they would not sell their prize asset - and were confident he would not agitate to leave. But that has not stopped near-constant links with a move to Real, who came so close to landing him in 2015.

Only a deadline day administrative error prevented De Gea from heading to the Spanish giants back then. Shortly after he signed a new four-year contract with the option of a further 12 months.

Jose Mourinho has ruled out any chance of allowing his No.1 to leave this summer, with United intent on triggering his option. regardless of whether a fresh contract was agreed.

De Gea was asked about his future this week - but was coy.

“I don’t think Florentino Pérez has my number,” he told El Partidazo de Cope. “I don’t know if I’ll be the goalkeeper at Real Madrid.

 “What I do know is that I’m very happy in Manchester. What I want is to win titles, like every other player.

 “There’s no lacking in winning titles there (United) - we have to improve.

“We are a big club, we are not here to take second place. We have to improve and make this club great.”

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