Red Devils set to tie superstar goalkeeper down to another long-term deal
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed superstar David De Gea will sign a new contract imminently at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have been trying to get the Spaniard to commit his future with his current deal set to end next summer.
But Mourinho has put any worries fans had to bed by confirming the player would be putting ink to paper as soon as possible.
When asked about what De Gea would cost in the transfer market given two world-record fees being paid for shot-stoppers, he replied: “His [De Gea’s] valuation is zero, because he is a Manchester United player who, as soon as possible, will sign a new contract.
“He likes it here, we love him, we want him to stay, he wants to stay, so when a player is not in the market the value is zero.
“A goalkeeper is a player and sometimes people forget that. A goalkeeper wins points and wins titles, so he is as important as another player.”
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He added: “The old story of ‘I’d pay that for a striker, but I wouldn’t pay it for a goalkeeper‘ is old fashioned. The market now understands that and I am happy for the keepers.
“But with David, it is a collective situation involving the player, his agent [Jorge Mendes] and Manchester United.
“The agent didn’t create a war to try to achieve his objectives. He respected the club, he respected the player, the player was always keen to stay and happy to do so and the club understood how important he was.
“So we have always tried to give him the conditions to make him happy, so credit to all three parties.”