In focus: De Gea’s impending contract a just reward for a superb keeper

Manchester United keeper David De Gea will sign a new deal with the club and end months of speculation about his future, according to The Times.

What’s the story?

De Gea’s stock couldn’t be much higher than it is now, with the highly-rated Spanish keeper making a series of stunning saves in United’s 0-0 draw at Sevilla earlier this week.

Negotiations between the Spaniard and the club are ongoing, but it is believed that an offer of £220,000-a-week is on the table.

The move means that months of transfer rumours regarding a possible move for the United shot-stopper to Real Madrid will end, which will be good news for Los Blancos’ star Cristiano Ronaldo, who was reportedly furious with his club’s valuation of De Gea.

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Good news, no?

Probably the closest thing United have had to legends Peter Schmeichel and Edwin Van Der Sar, De Gea’s resigning is a massive boost for the Lancashire club.

He is the first name on the team sheet for Mourinho, and his outstanding reflexes and agility around his own box is well worth a salary north of £200,000.