United 'complete deal' for £16m sensation - reports

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Manchester United have reportedly agreed to sign David De Gea from Atletico Madrid.

According to The Mirror, the Barclays Premier League champions have secured the signature of the 20-year-old goalkeeper after Atleti accepted an offer of around £16 million.

United chief executive David Gill revealed earlier this week that the Old Trafford club were closing in on a successor to Edwin Van der Sar - with De Gea apparently now ready to replace the Dutchman.

"We know the keeper we want and are in a good position and I'm sure we can get the deal done," Gill told BBC Radio 5.

"We've made the decision of who we want, we've been associated with all the top goalkeepers in Europe over the past six months, but we've known who we wanted for many months and we aim to achieve that."

De Gea's protracted move to Old Trafford has been ongoing for several months with the Spaniard initially said to have reservations about leaving Madrid so early in his career.


However, it would seem he has now decided that joining United is an opportunity too good to refuse, with the shot-stopper set to become the Red Devils' second signing of the summer after Lens teenager Raphael Varane.

Schalke No.1 Manuel Neuer had initially been tipped to join United during the transfer window, but the 25-year-old will instead move to Bayern Munich.

Holland 'keeper Maarten Stekelenburg has also been consistently linked with a switch to Old Trafford, but the curtain looks set to be brought down on one of the most intriguing transfer sagas of the season.

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