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New Deal for United Target David De Gea

David de Gea Goalkeeper David de Gea of Atletico Madrid celebrates his team equalizing goal during the UEFA Europa League group B match between Atletico Madrid and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Vicente Calderon Stadium on September 30, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.He looks like Manchester United’s top goalkeeping target now that Manuel Neur has completely ruled out a move to Old Trafford, but David De Gea was never going to be an easy signing for Sir Alex Ferguson. The Spanish goalkeeper had been given an ultimatum by his boyhood side – renew your contract or leave Athletico, and that new contract renewal has now been firmly set on the negotiating table for De Gea to consider.

The Athletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo said:

“De Gea is a magnificent player in the squad and has two years left on his contract. We [have] made a renewal offer.”

“But it does not depend on us. We will speak to him at the end of term and see what happens.”

He seems an ideal replacement for United’s retiring Edwin van der Sar, and at only 20 years-old, he can potentially be United’s number one goalkeeper for the nest 15 – 20 years if he follows in his predecessors’ footsteps. He will cost around £20 million due to his quality and age, but van der Sar has proved that having a decent, solid goalkeeper is vital in winning trophies – Arsenal have also managed to prove that fact over the last 6 years with the lack of a top ‘keeper.

Manchester United have already brought in a new goalkeeper, in Anders Lindegaard who is a very impressive shot-stopper and is brave in coming out for the ball and challenging the attacker. Whether he is number 1 Manchester United material is yet to be seen, but it is the general consensus that he will be a supporting act to a new goalkeeper that United will buy in the summer.

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