The ending precisely nobody was expecting…
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 11, 2015
After flirting with Real Madrid all summer long only to see the move scuttled on deadline day, David De Gea has somehow been coaxed into signing a new, four-year contract at Manchester United.
That said, we fully expect the rumoured £200,000-a-week wages had something to do with it.
The new deal keeps De Gea, theoretically at least, at Old Trafford until at least 2019 though an option to extend it for a further year has also been thrown in.
The Spanish ‘keeper told United’s official club site:
I am delighted to be starting this new chapter in my United career. 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.
Well, shiver our bleedin’ timbers. All that fussing and he goes and signs on for four more years on a vastly inflated salary.
Of course it doesn’t necessarily mean that our Dave is sticking around for the long haul – it just means that his asking price is back to being sky-high.
You’ve got to give it to Jorge Mendes. The guy certainly knows how to turn agitation into £££.