David De Gea signs new Manchester United contract...sort of

Spanish goalkeeper tricked into signing a new 10-year contract with United, but don't worry David, there's a release clause too

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David De Gea has signed a new contract with Manchester United to remain at Old Trafford for the next 10 years. Not that he knows it.

The Spaniard has been linked with a move back to his native Spain with Real Madrid determined to sign him as the long-term successor to Iker Casillas. The outgoing European champions are believed to be willing to pay up to 30m euros for the 24-year-old goalkeeper, and hopes of keeping him at United are beginning to fade.

However, that has not stopped one group of internet pranksters from drawing up a mock De Gea contract – and getting the goalkeeper himself to sign it outside of the Theatre of Dreams.


Following the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Sunday, a number of United players took to the fans to sign autographs and take pictures after the final home game of the season. But lurking among the adoring supporters were YouTube pranksters CheekySport, and as their video revealed, they had managed to get De Gea to sign the long-term contract.

De Gea can be seen to sign the fake contract

One of the pranksters holds up the signed contract

Watch the video below (skip to 3:55 to see the De Gea signing):


The release clause? If United miss out on the Champions League two years running, De Gea is free to leave.