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Manchester Utd Agree £120k-A-Week Deal For £24m Madrid Target

Real Madrid have been placed on the edge after reports suggest Manchester United goalkeeper and Real Madrid target, David De Gea have agreed a new deal that would see him earn £120,000-a-week.

The Spaniard has agreed a new £120,000 a week Manchester United contract after snubbing a potential switch to Real Madrid. The new contract which will see the Spanish goalkeeper extend his contract by five more years with the Red Devils, worth £120,000 a week.

Madrid had reportedly made De Gea one of their primary targets for further transfer windows but the present news will come as a blow. However, new contracts have not stopped Madrid getting their man in the past. Cristiano Ronaldo famously moved to the  Spanish capital the season after signing a new deal with United.

The 23-year old shot stopper has been in sensational form for a couple of years now and was voted United’s Player of the Season in 2013-14, during David Moyes’ embarrassing tenure at the club.

De Gea originally struggled to adapt to life in England with his lack of size and strength being exploited by opponents.

The news of De Gea’s deal will come as relief to Red Devils’ fans who see the players as vital to Louis van Gaal’s rebuilding programme at Old Trafford.

De Gea is undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers in Europe and replacing him in the short term would be an impossible job. At such a young age, the player already has exceptional experience having plied his trade in the two top divisions in world football [England and Spain].

The contract means he will earn double the salary he’s currently on – and is reward for a string of impressive performances in the last 12 months.

De Gea was chosen ahead of Casillas for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Luxembourg on Sunday served to underline the sense that although for a while it seemed United had not spent the £17.8 million he  cost wisely, they had in fact, bought Spain goalkeeper for the next 10 years.

“We have seen his talent before but now we are starting to see his confidence too,” said Roberto Martinez, whose team had been on the performance for United yet.

De Gea played less than a 100 games for his former club, Atletico, and has since grew to becoming one of the finest goalkeepers of the game.

Real Madrid have Keylor Navas waiting to replace the wavering Iker Casillas and could also exercise an £8 million buy back clause on talented Espanyol goalkeeper, Kiko Casilla next summer – which means a move for De Gea seems unlikely.

De Gea will replace Casillas but at international level only. He will be 24 next month and has quietly come of age in unsettling times at Manchester United.

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