The Daily Mail have managed to put a massive smile on the faces of Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern with the news that Tyler Blackett has committed his future to the club.
The young defender has put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2017, with the possibility of a further one year extension after that to boot.
As one of our punters notes, Blackett has been impressive this season and despite a couple of red cards that we think showed the player’s age and slight lack of maturity at the highest level, there is no denying he is one of the brightest prospects United have and now the club can at least breathe a sigh of relief that Blackett will be tied down to the club for a couple more years.
It is not only United fans who are celebrating – Blackett himself is now officially in the money after seeing his wages leap from £2000 per week to a pretty decent £20,000 and as our landlord quips, that figure will only increase as the seasons roll by and the contracts get bigger and better.
Manchester United fans. Would you have handed Blackett a new deal or do you think he is too rash for top level defending? Let us know your thoughts below.
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