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David de Gea agrees deal to stay at Manchester United

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has agreed a new five-year deal at Old Trafford, reports the Metro

Citing a tweet from respected Spanish journalist Roberto Bonafont, it's been suggested that the Spanish shot-stopper has agreed terms worth £120,000-a-week to remain in England's elite division. 

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Uncertainty 

This news will come as a major boost for fans of the Red Devils, with Spanish giants Real Madrid reportedly interested in the player's services, and ready to make a £24 million swoop to land him in 2015. 

Recent reports had suggested that Real boss Carlo Ancelotti wanted the former Atletico man to replace veteran Iker Casillas between the sticks at the Bernabeu, but it now appears that De Gea is set to commit his long term future to the Red Devils. 

In fact, it's been suggested that the £120,000-a-week that has been offered to the 'keeper will double his current salary with the club.

De Gea rise  

Manchester United fans will be extremely pleased that De Gea's set to stay on at the club for at least the next five years after his fantastic form of late. The 23-year-old produced an inspired performance as the Red Devils beat Everton in their last fixture, and he's now recognised as one of the best goalkeepers in the division. 

Despite a turmoil season for United under previous manager David Moyes last term, De Gea was voted as the club's Player of the Year. The 'keeper has recently made his mark on the international stage, replacing veteran Casillas between the sticks on a couple of occasions. 

It's expected, then, that the shot-stopper will start once again in the Red Devils' next fixture against West Brom on Monday night. United will be hoping to secure their third straight victory as they continue to climb the table under Van Gaal. 

Manchester United fans: Are you pleased that De Gea is set to extend his stay with your club? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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