David de Gea finally ends the long-standing uncertainty over his future at Manchester United by signing a new four-year contract.
The 28-year-old’s new deal is worth around £350,000 a week with bonuses and will tie him to the club until June 2023, although there is an option of another year.
United have been locked in talks with De Gea for the past 18 months and the Spain goalkeeper would have been free to talk to foreign suitors in January, with his previous deal expiring at the end of the season.
“It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club and the opportunity to continue my career at Manchester United is a genuine honour,” De Gea said.
“Since I arrived here I could never have imagined I would play over 350 games for this club. Now my future is fixed, all I want is to help this team achieve what I believe we can and win trophies again, together.
“As one of the senior players in the squad I want to support and lead in any way that I can to assist the younger players, so they know what it means to play here.
The news is a boost for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at a time when the United manager has a number of other positions to address during his rebuilding of the club.
“I am delighted that David has committed his long-term future to the club,” he said.