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Why David de Gea will almost certainly sign a new Manchester United contract despite Real Madrid link

Reports that De Gea ready to pen new deal.

There is growing speculation that Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is open to signing a new contract at Old Trafford, despite coming so close to leaving the club for Real Madrid this summer.

However you look at it, it seems to make perfect sense for the Spanish international to commit his future to the Red Devils now, with the player surely having one eye firmly on next summer’s European Championships.

Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has said that De Gea won’t be number one for his country unless he is playing regularly for his club. United, meanwhile, have ruled out selling him when the transfer window re-opens in January.

Despite the bizarre nature of the failed deadline day move, United have been strong in their stance on the 24-year-old, refusing to let him leave even for big money when the prospect of him deserting them on a free transfer next year loomed.

De Gea may now feel he owes United a great deal for his superb career development, with the club sticking with him despite a slow start to life in England.

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Now one of the best ‘keepers in the world, De Gea can strike a deal with United – sign a new contract to get himself back in Louis van Gaal’s good books, and therefore back in the team. From there, he will surely be ahead of Iker Casillas in the pecking order for Spain next year and play a major role in helping his country to another win at a major tournament.

The new contract could, in turn, include a release clause of perhaps £30m or slightly more, which means United will let their shot-stopper get his dream move to the Bernabeu if they meet their valuation.

Nothing is decided yet, but it’s hard to see why De Gea would not go for this agreement.

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