Ah, this is music to my ears. According to the usually reliable Telegraph, Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has agreed to a new six-year contract at Old Trafford – worth a staggering £117million over the duration of the deal.
The 28-year-old shot-stopper will become the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world and he’ll now earn a huge £375,000-a-week – a wage in which I feel is more than justified.
This new deal all-but confirms he’ll be spending the best years of his career in United red and although he struggled towards the end of last season, I’m backing the superstar Spaniard to return to that world-class form he has shown over the last five years.
With De Gea heading into the final year of his current contract, I always had doubts about whether he’d put pen to paper – particularly after the lack of trophies being won by United at the moment.
Well, for the first time in a fair while, the Red Devils have actually given big-money to a player worthy of it. De Gea has been a cut above the rest over the last half-decade and we’re genuinely lucky to have him.
With his future now secure, it gives Ole Gunnar Solskjaer one less position to worry about, although spare a thought for Dean Henderson who’ll now probably move on…