David de Gea set to be remunerated for his fine season.
Manchester United are looking to end speculation linking goalkeeper David de Gea with European champions Real Madrid by tying the former Atletico Madrid star down to a long term Old Trafford contract worth £36 million, according to Friday’s Sun, a contract that would make the Spanish international the most well paid goalkeeper on the planet.
— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) December 11, 2014
With Iker Casillas currently on the wane and appearing to have his days numbered as first choice at the Bernabeu, Real are believed to have identified young de Gea as their prime target to be the long term incumbent of the goalkeeping position, but United are looking to end any speculation surrounding de Gea’s future.
The Spaniard took his time to adapt to Premier League football after joining United from Real’s bitter rivals in the Spanish capital Atletico, with his command of the penalty area coming under particular scrutiny, but de Gea has grown into the role and is now regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in English football.
He has also replaced Casillas as first choice stopper for the Spanish national side after a disastrous World Cup campaign for the Real Madrid star, with de Gea looking set to be the star of Spanish goalkeeping for some time to come.