David De Gea has officially signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United, keeping him at Old Trafford until at least 2019. There is also an option to extend it for a further year.

The 24-year-old was subject to huge transfer speculation all summer long and seemed almost certain to join Real Madrid. However, the deal broke down on deadline day in shocking style and today the Spanish international, who joined the Red Devils back in 2011 and has registered 175 appearances for the club, has put pen to paper on a new deal.

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.”

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What brilliant news! Without a doubt the best signing of the summer.