Cristiano Ronaldo’s heroics in the Champions League once again saved Manchester United from yet another draw at Old Trafford. However, it was David De Gea who was the silent match-winner for the red devils against Villareal. The Spaniard was in his brilliant best to keep his side in the tie which was a must-win game for them in the Champions League. Manchester United has been blessed with some of the best goalkeepers to play the sport over the years. And David De Gea is one of them. The Spaniard got a lot of stick from the football experts from all over the world after his recent dip in form. But as per this season, he once again finds himself in top form. Let’s take a look at David De Gea’s envious net worth at the club.
David De Gea: Early Career
Born in Madrid, David De Gea’s passion for goalkeeping since a tender age. At the age of 13, he joined the youth academy of Atletico Madrid. He made his way up through ranks and signed his first professional contract in 2008. Though his first-team call-up came in 2009-10 season. After a managerial change in the club, he became the ‘number one for the club. However, it was the following season that caught the attention of the great Sir Alex Ferguson. 2010-11 season proved to be quite a year for the Spaniard as the Los Blancos were also after him.
Move to Manchester:
Amidst the interest from various clubs, Manchester United managed to sign the youngster for a British record fee for a goalkeeper of approximately £18.9 million. It was said, that Sir Alex missed one of the games to watch De Gea’s performance. He was hailed the perfect successor of the legendary Edwin Van Der Sar. Fans were really excited at the arrival of this skinny yet athletic Spaniard. But somehow his start at the club was a bit horrendous. His error-prone goalkeeping cost United greatly. But Sir Alex very was very patient with the Spaniard. And that patience paid off quite quickly. His growing influence on the team was highly praised by the same critics. Soon enough, the number one was hailed the world’s best by every one of the critics. His valuable contribution was a key to win the 20th Premier League title. He was featured in the FIFA World XI 2018 after a golden glove-winning season.
As of now, De Gea has the 2nd highest wage in this Chelsea squad. He signed a 6 year / £117,000,000 contract with the Manchester United F.C., including an annual average salary of £19,500,000. With various brand endorsements, De Gea’s estimated net worth is around £34million.
He has a long contract with the club and his form is picking up since the start of the season. This is a big season for the red devils, and De Gea hopes to lift a significant silverware