Manchester United have finally secured David De Gea to a new, long-term contract with the Spain international signing terms that make him the English Premier League club's best-paid footballer.
De Gea's improved five-year deal is worth over €15million net per season, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.
A fraught and torturous negotiation process had seen the 28-year-old enter the final, optional, year of his existing Old Trafford contract, raising the prospect that De Gea would exit United without a transfer fee in nine months' time.
Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid ranked amongst the player's suitors.
Voted the Premier League's best goalkeeper in five of the last seven seasons, De Gea wanted his status as United's most consistently accomplished footballer to be rewarded with the same financial terms as United granted Alexis Sanchez in January 2018.
The stance of the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward had been that such an increase was impossible.
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