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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has signed a new contract to stay with the club until 2023.

De Gea, 28, has made 367 United appearances since Sir Alex Ferguson brought him to the club from Atletico Madrid in an £18.9m deal in June 2011.

The long awaited new deal was agreed last month and makes him the highest paid goalkeeper in the world.

The Spaniard, who has consistently been linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent seasons, was in the last year of his contract and would have been able to open talks with clubs outside England over a possible move in January.

He came close to joining Real in a £29m move in September 2015, but the deal collapsed because the necessary paperwork was not submitted in time on the final day of the transfer window.

United and De Gea were in negotiations for more than two years over the new deal with the club making an improved offer in July.

De Gea has played in all five of United’s Premier League games in 2019-20 with the club fourth, seven points behind leaders Liverpool.

The news was made public with a post on Manchester United’s Twitter page.

https://twitter.com/ManUtd/status/1173598079058100225

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