Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea has signed a new deal with Manchester United just days after it looked as though he would join Real Madrid.
The 24-year-old has penned a new four-year contract at Old Trafford on Friday after his proposed £29 million switch to Madrid on the last day of the transfer window fell through.
De Gea, who hasn’t featured this season for the Red Devils under boss Louis van Gaal, says he’s thrilled to have signed a new deal at the club.
— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) September 11, 2015
“I am delighted to be starting this new chapter in my United career,” said De Gea.
“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.”
Van Gaal, who has put his faith in Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, hinted De Gea could be back in his starting line-up.
He told MUTV: “You shall see – you never know. We have to judge him in training.”