David de Gea is set to sign a bumper new six-year contract with Manchester United, putting an end to one of the longest-running sagas in the Premier League.
The “will he stay/will he go” mini soap opera has been running on behind the scenes at Old Trafford for the best part of two seasons, but the 28-year old has finally agreed to a new long-term deal which will make him the highest paid goalkeeper in the world, with a weekly wage of £375,000.
De Gea, who made his first appearance for United in their pre-season tour on Saturday in the narrow win against Inter Milan, will sign the new contract – worth £117 million over its duration – once the team returns to England next week.
The decision will end once and for all the speculation linking him with a move to either Paris Saint-Germain or Juventus, who have previously been linked with him.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.