As per a report from the Guardian, David De Gea looks set to put an end to the speculation surrounding his future imminently, by putting pen-to-paper on a new contract with Manchester United.
De Gea’s rise to stardom
28-year-old shot-stopper David De Gea made the move to Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
The Rojiblancos youth product initially struggled to settle, though, with many having questioned whether or not De Gea would be capable of fulfilling his unquestionable potential under the bright lights of one of world football’s biggest clubs.
However, the years since have seen the Madrid native do just that, and more.
De Gea has gone on to establish himself as one of the finest goalkeepers on the planet, whilst cementing his status as Manchester United’s most important player.
De Gea’s struggles
But, with United having, particularly over recent years, largely failed to capitalize on their shot-stopper’s brilliance by securing any form of meaningful silverware, De Gea has inevitably been linked with a possible departure from Old Trafford.
The alarming dip in form suffered by the former Atletico man over the final months of last season, meanwhile, subsequently saw the speculation surrounding his future move up a notch this summer, with French giants PSG long-touted as a potential destination.
3 – David de Gea has made three errors leading to goals in his last four games in all competitions for Manchester United – as many as in his previous 123 matches combined for the Red Devils. Sloppy. #MUNCHE pic.twitter.com/Tbq59cYSU7
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 28, 2019
New deal agreed?
As such, with less than 12 months remaining on his current deal at Old Trafford, suggestions had begun to mount that United may be forced into parting ways with De Gea before the close of the European transfer window, to ensure that they managed to secure some form of return for the Spaniard.
Such claims, however, were definitively shut down back in July.
This came amid widespread claims that the 40-time capped international was on the verge of committing his future to the Red Devils, by putting pen-to-paper on a new 6-year deal:
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) July 22, 2019
To this point, though, confirmation of De Gea’s new deal had still not been forthcoming.
This understandably resulted in widespread-concern amongst the United faithful.
But, as per the latest updates spreading across the English media this evening, fans of the Red Devils need not fret.
According to the Guardian, De Gea is ‘on the verge of completing the details on terms in the region of the £290,000-a-week.’
The deal will see the Spaniard earn pay parity with fellow United star Paul Pogba.
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) September 9, 2019