David de Gea has finally signed a new contract with Manchester United, ending months of furious speculation about his future.
The 28 year old had been in discussion about renewing his deal at United for over a year, and, with the Spaniard potentially a free agent at the end of the season, he had been linked with a series of foreign clubs, including Real Madrid, Juventus, and PSG.
However, finally all such talk has been put to bed after he signed his new four year deal, with an option of a fifth, which will guarantee him a basic wage of £250,000, rising to up to £350,000 when performance related bonuses are included.
De Gea celebrated his new contract by keeping a clean sheet in the home win against Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday, although he would have had many harder afternoons in the United goal, with the visitors scarcely troubling him during the match.
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.