The 28, years old Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea sign a new contract on a £375,000-a-week deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until at least June 2023.
Spanish goalkeeper commits to the Old Trafford club £75million in salary and makes him the biggest earner at United ahead of Paul Pogba on £290,000 following Alexis Sanchez’s loan move to Inter Milan.
De Gea, who is likely to captain United for much of this season as Ashley Young plays a reduced role and take over the armband full-time once the veteran full-back moves on, wants to be a crucial part of that revival more than he wants to chance his arm elsewhere.
By 2023, De Gea will have been in Manchester for as many as 12 years, he will now celebrate his 32nd birthday as a United player, potentially also his 33rd and even beyond
Spaniard has spend eight years at this great club, at moment De Gea is the highest-paid goalkeeper in world football above Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois, Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea, Bayern Munich No.1 Manuel Neuer, and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: ‘I am delighted that David has committed his long-term future to the club. Over recent years, David has proved himself to be the best in the world and a vital part of our plans as we look to take Manchester United back to where it belongs.
‘David is a fantastic person and his outstanding quality provides the perfect base to our defence.
‘Over his time here, David has really understood the values of playing for Manchester United and now represents everything you want in a goalkeeper.
On the new deal, De Gea said: ‘It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club and the opportunity to continue my career at Manchester United is a genuine honour.
‘Since I arrived here, I could never have imagined I would play over 350 games for this club.
‘As one of the senior players in the squad, I want to support and lead in any way that I can to assist the younger players, so they know what it means to play here.
De Gea added, ‘I still feel that I have so much more to achieve at the club and I truly believe that Manchester United can build on the club’s tradition of success and reward our fans for their support.
‘I am committed to continue repaying the fans for all of the care that they’ve shown me during the good times and the bad.’
Now my future is fixed, all I want is to help this team achieve what I believe we can and win trophies again, together. he said”.