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Revealed: De Gea to receive compensation from Real Madrid after failed £29m Manchester United exit

David De Gea‘s failed transfer to Real Madrid on deadline day of the summer transfer window has not been without its expense for the La Liga BBVA giants – despite the move collapsing.

The Manchester United goalkeeper was expected to become Los Blancos’ new No.1 this season after a player-plus-cash deal of £29m and Keylor Navas was agreed in the final hours of Spain’s window.

However, the Red Devils failed to send the compulsory paperwork before the deadline thus putting a definitive end to the summer’s ongoing saga.

And, Spanish newspaper AS have revealed that Real will have to pay a compensation fee to De Gea and are set to improve the current deal of Navas.

According to the report, De Gea will receive €5m (£3.7m) in compensation, while Navas will be offered an enhanced contract with a wage increase.

All in all, Real’s goalkeeping quarrel over the summer, including the exit of Santiago Bernabeu legend Iker Casillas and the €6m signing of Kiko Casilla, has cost the club €16.5m.

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On Friday, De Gea penned a new four-year contract with United, which includes an option for a further year.

After committing his long-term future, on paper, to Louis van Gaal’s side, he made his first appearance this term in being handed a start for the clash with Liverpool on Saturday evening.

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