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David de Gea reportedly set to sign new United contract

Take that, Real Madrid!

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The well-regarded Independent journalist Miguel Delaney brings us some good news on this here Sunday; specifically that David de Gea is reportedly set to sign a contract extension at Manchester United. The Spanish goalkeeper’s current deal expires at the end of next season, and despite lingering interest from Real Madrid, he’s thought to be happy to stay at Old Trafford.

Ever since de Gea’s move to Real Madrid collapsed on deadline day in the summer of 2015, it seemed only a matter of time before he eventually moved home. However, the miraculous and transformative effects of José Mourinho have changed things completely, and Delaney claims that de Gea is “greatly enjoying his time at the club,” and as such, is open to signing a new deal.

If true, then United really should be hurrying to get this done as soon as possible. De Gea is one of few undisputedly world class players in United’s squad at present, and he’d leave a massive — if rather spindly — hole if he were to depart. Delaney adds that Mourinho is keen to get de Gea “tied down to a contract by the start of the new year.” Sounds good to us.