David De Gea Wants To Become Man Utd Captain As He Closes On New Contract

Manchester United's David de Gea.

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David De Gea has admitted that he would be happy to wear the armband for Manchester United.

The star shot-stopper was widely expected to depart from the Old Trafford club on a free transfer next summer, following the expiry of his current contract with the club.

However, recently emerging reports suggest that he is very close to agreeing a new long-term deal with the Red Devils.

The new contract in question is likely to last until 2025, and it will also make De Gea the highest paid goalkeeper in the world.

Amid reports of the 28-year-old extending his stay at the Mancunian club, De Gea was asked how he would react if he was handed the captain’s armband by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


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“I’ve been captain for some games,” replied the Spanish international (via the Guardian). “Of course, it is amazing to be captain of a club like Manchester United and defend this badge. It’s amazing, so of course I’ll be really, really happy to captain.”

De Gea also spoke about his team’s ambitions for the campaign to come, as he added: “We have to improve a lot. We are Manchester United; we need to fight for trophies.”

With the club still without an official first-team captain, who do you think will become the decorated outfit’s brand new skipper?