Manchester United are ready to hand goalkeeper David de Gea a new £200,000-a-week five year deal with the club as they look to keep him away from Spanish giants Real Madrid, reports the Express.
The Spanish international runs out of contract at Old Trafford at the end of next season and has been heavily linked with a move back to the Spanish capital of late, however it now appears that United are determined to keep their prize asset in England.
In fact, the same report has revealed that the Red Devils have now made De Gea's future their No.1 priority, as they attempt to secure his services for the long term.
There's no doubt about it, United fans will be desperate for De Gea to commit his long term future with the club sooner rather than later. After all, the No.1 shot-stopper has been the club's standout player over the course of the last 18-months, so it's not surprising that the club are ready to pull out all the stops in order to keep him.
Madrid, of course, have been heavily linked with the Spaniard as they go in search of a long term replacement for Iker Casillas. The long serving Madrid stopper, at 33-years-old, is now into his twilight years at the club, so it appears that they've highlighted De Gea as the man they want to follow in his footsteps.
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United, though, have different ideas, and will do all they can in order to keep De Gea at the Theatre of Dreams. In fact, as well as offering the 'keeper a huge five year deal, it appears that the club are set to place a world record valuation of £50 million on his shoulders.
With Victor Valdes having also completed a move to United, Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal now has great options at his disposal between the sticks.
In fact, the former Barcelona man looks set to make his debut for the club on Friday evening as the Red Devils travel to Cambridge in the FA Cup fourth round.
De Gea, then, finally looks set for a rest, but many Manchester United fans will now be hoping that he soon puts pen to paper on a new deal with the club.
Manchester United fans: Are you confident that De Gea will sign a new deal with your club? Have your say in the comments section below!
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