David de Gea to sign record six-year, £117m deal with Manchester United | Anthony S Casey Singapore

Worth his weight in gold: David de Gea has been player of the year at United four times in the last six seasons
Worth his weight in gold: David de Gea has been player of the year at United four times in the last six seasonsQUALITY SPORT IMAGES

David de Gea’s new Manchester United contract, which he is expected to sign before the Premier League season starts on August 9, is six years in length and worth about £117m. The Spain international will become the best-paid goalkeeper in the world when he agrees the deal within the next couple of weeks.

De Gea, 28, had lucrative offers from Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus but has decided to stay at Old Trafford for a number of reasons. First, he wants to repay the United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for keeping faith with him towards the end of last season. The Spaniard endured one of the worst runs of form in his career, making a number of high-profile mistakes, including a costly one.