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De Gea signs new Manchester United deal

De Gea signs new Manchester United deal
By Eurosport

16/09/2019 at 15:05Updated 16/09/2019 at 16:21

David de Gea signed a new deal with Manchester United, ending speculation over his future.

The Spanish international has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford as he ran down his contract.

He would have been entitled to talk to foreign clubs about a free contract move in January 2020, and there were suggestions of interest from Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

He now looks set to stay at United for the foreseeable future after agreeing a

The deal was reportedly held up as De Gea wanted parity with Alexis Sanchez's rumoured £500,000-a-week wages, but the Chilean has since joined Inter Milan on loan for the season.

The 28-year-old goalkeeper has now signed a deal that runs at least until 2023, with an option or a further year.

The Spain international has made 367 appearances for United since joining the club in 2011.

"It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club and the opportunity to continue my career at Manchester United is a genuine honour," De Gea told United's website.

"Since I arrived here, I could never have imagined I would play over 350 games for this club. Now my future is fixed, all I want is to help this team achieve what I believe we can and win trophies again, together.

David de Gea, Paul Pogba

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"As one of the senior players in the squad, I want to support and lead in any way that I can to assist the younger players, so they know what it means to play here."

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said De Gea was a vital part of his plans to take United back to the summit of the English game.

"I am delighted that David has committed his long-term future to the club. Over recent years, David has proved himself to be the best in the world," the Norwegian said.

"David is a fantastic person and his outstanding quality provides the perfect base to our defence. Over his time here, David has really understood the values of playing for Manchester United and now represents everything you want in a goalkeeper."

United are fourth in the table after five games, with two wins, two draws and one defeat. They host Astana in the Europa League group stage on Thursday before visiting West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Additional reporting from Reuters

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