Thank you Courtois! Man United ‘confident’ £100 million man De Gea will sign big deal
Manchester United are reportedly confident Real Madrid target David De Gea will sign a new five-year deal to stay with the club.
Regarded as one of the finest stoppers in world football, one the only rea superstar in the United squad, there had been some rumours which claimed De Gea was willing to pack his bags and head over to La Liga to sign a mega money deal with giants Real Madrid.
Madrid almost landed De Gea back in 2015, only for a fax machine ‘error’ to scupper the deal very late on deadline day, and he ultimately committed his long-term future to Old Trafford as he was angered by the deal.
But after Madrid signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea for just £35 million, the Daily Star website has now claimed United feel they can get De Gea signed up to an even bigger contract, meaning clubs would find it difficult to prise him away in the coming transfer windows.
It is believed United are prepared to make De Dea one of the most well-paid players in world football, and one of the highest paid goalkeepers as a £300,000-a-week could be deal on the cards.
He is a vital part of Jose Mourinho’s squad and the Portuguese boss has no intention of letting go or seeing De Gea leave on the cheap, just like Courtois.
Here is what we think.
It would be great news for both United and the Premier League to see Ge Gea stay put and sign up to a nice long-term deal, as too many players have been linked with a move away over the last few months so keeping hold of Ge Gea would be a massive boost.
He won the premier League golden glove for the first time in his United career last season and is now coming into the prime of his life, and is the Red Devils seriously want to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title, he is one player they simply cannot lose.
Madrid did United a favour by signing Courtois as De Gea was only interested in a move to Real, so it would make sense for him to stay and try to win titles at Old Trafford, as they are arguably the biggest club in world football.