Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Time's Right to Give De Gea a New Deal

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Time's Right to Give De Gea a New Deal

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£71M. £67m. £22m.

Those aren't the transfer fees United should have spent this summer, they are the fees paid by Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal to recruit goalkeepers.

Alisson Becker, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Bernd Leno are all making the switch to English football for more money than United spent to recruit David de Gea seven years ago.

In the post-Neymar market it is no surprise to see transfer valuations sky-rocket, but while the market inflation sparks a worrying trend for Premier League clubs, it also provides a timely reminder of the incredible asset United possess in De Gea.

It is pretty safe to say the Spaniard's incredible development since he made the £18.9m move from Atletico Madrid has thoroughly repaid the price tag.

In 2012, he revealed his ambition at the club. …

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