#DaveStays: David De Gea Bags New Manchester United Contract

#DaveStays: David De Gea Bags New Manchester United Contract [TWEETS]

By Augustine Ogwo | Staff Reporter on September 11, 2015
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David De Gea (Photo Credit: ibtimes.co.uk)

It all looked certain that David De Gea would leave Manchester United in the summer transfer window but it is never over until it is over.

The 24-year old is set to stay at Old Trafford after putting pen to paper for a new four-year contract with the option of a year renewal afterwards.

Manchester United appears to have taken advantage of the break down in relationship between the goalkeeper’s agent, Jorge Mendes and Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez to reach the massive deal which will come as a huge of sigh relief for United fans.

The club is excited and so is the player.

Speaking about his new 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.”

Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal is pleased to welcome the Spaniard back to the club’s fold.

“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,” the 64-year-old said.

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