Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern will be raising a glass at the news that one of their much-talked-about superstars will sign a new deal to remain at the club for many years to come.
According to a report by The Sun, David De Gea is set to sign a new five-year deal worth £350,000-a-week to remain at Old Trafford as they look to fend off continued advances from Real Madrid. The Spanish goalkeeper has been in superb form for the Red Devils and it is thought the club and player are ready to sign a new contract before this summer’s World Cup, which would see him become the second-highest earner.
Man United punters in the Tavern widely regard De Gea as one of the best in the world and would be desperate for their side to retain him for as long as possible, a thought echoed by the club themselves. As you can imagine, the punters propping up our bar are delighted by these reports.
Despite the 27-year-old having 12 months left on his remaining deal, and the possibility of an extension, the club are desperate to put a new contract on the table as soon as possible and get it across the line, without upsetting the Spaniard.
The Manchester United fans in the Tavern will be overjoyed that one of their main men could be set to sign a bumper new deal that will tie him down until his early 30s. The club nearly lost De Gea in 2015, however, they will be hoping a recurrence does not happen again and Real Madrid begin to look elsewhere.
If a deal can be signed before next season, perhaps such momentum can be taken into what is hopefully a closer title challenge next year.