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De Gea signs new contract

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has signed a four year contract at the club to end any rumours of a move back to his homeland with Real Madrid.

The Spain international had been the subject of a prolonged battle between his employers at Old Trafford and La Liga giants Real Madrid over the summer and was just minutes away from a move to the Bernabeu on transfer deadline day with only the paperwork not being submitted on time, stopping the move.

De Gea’s contract was due to expire in the summer and has not played for the club so far this season with manager Louis van Gaal seemingly saying he was not in the right frame of mind.

As reported on BBC Sport De Gea said “I’m looking forward to putting a difficult summer behind me and working hard.

“Manchester United is a special club and Old Trafford is an ideal place for me to continue to develop.”

The highly rated goalkeeper joined Manchester United in 2011 from Atletico Madrid and has played 175 appearances for the club.

David De Gea Louis van Gaal Real Madrid

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