David de Gea has signed a new contract with Manchester United which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2019.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 11, 2015
News of Manchester United willing to offer the Spaniard a new contract started circulating yesterday and the player’s agent Jorge Mendes flew to Manchester United’s training ground Carrington to hold talks with United officials about a possible new contract.
Fans will be very happy with the news that their best player for the last two seasons committing his future to the club despite the drama with his signature throughout the transfer window and especially on the transfer deadline day.
Real Madrid and David de Gea both wanted a deal to happen so that he can become a Real Madrid player but since the breakdown in negotiations, de Gea started to think about his future especially at the European Championship to be held next summer of 2016.
David De Gea said, “I am delighted to be starting this new chapter in my United career. I have always enjoyed playing with these great players in front of our fantastic fans. Manchester United is a special club and Old Trafford is an ideal place for me to continue to develop my career. I’m looking forward to putting a difficult summer behind me and concentrating on working hard to improve and help my teammates to be successful.”
Louis van Gaal said, “I am absolutely delighted David has signed a new contract. He is one of the best goalkeepers in world football. I am very pleased that he will be part of the team for many years to come. David made a very important contribution to our performance last season and he has been the club’s Player of the Year for the last two seasons. He is a popular player who is keen to learn and enhance his game. At such a young age for a goalkeeper, he has many years ahead of him.”
The Spaniard was left out of Manchester United squad for the first six games of the season in all competitions amid the transfer saga but he will be looking to make the first appearance of the season against arch-rivals Liverpool tomorrow at Old Trafford replacing Sergio Romero.