By Andy Hyslop
- David De Gea has signed a four-year contract with the option for a fifth year
- Contract renewal comes less a week after his move to Real Madrid fell through
Following months of speculation over his future, David De Gea signs new deal at Manchester United. This announcement comes less than a week after his deadline day move to Real Madrid collapsed.
After speculation yesterday that a new deal may be in the offering for De Gea, following pictures of his agent Jorge Mendes and De Gea family at United’s Carrington training ground yesterday. Manchester United announced via their Twitter feed that De Gea has signed a new four-year deal with the option of a fifth year.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 11, 2015
Both player and Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal have given their reaction to the new deal for the Spanish goalkeeper.
David De Gea:
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.
Louis Van Gaal:
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.