Report: Manchester United to hand emerging star huge £31.2m contract

In the latest Manchester United news, David de Gea could be on the cusp of receiving a mammoth £120,000 per week deal.

Coming-of-age goalkeeper David de Gea is reportedly set to be rewarded for his recent form.

According to The Mirror, Manchester United are planning on handing the Spanish shot-stopper a huge new contract to ensure that the player's peak years are spent at Old Trafford.

A 23-year-old glovesman, de Gea has produced 15 saves from seven Premier League outings to date - a rate of one for every 42 minutes he is on the field, on average.

Valued at £16 million by, de Gea's current deal runs out in 2016.

And The Mirror believe United could more than double his salary before Christmas as they want to offer him £120,000 per week over the course of five years.

The new contract, which would run until 2020 could be worth a staggering £31.2 million.

De Gea's performance level of late has even captured the imagination of the industry in his native Spain, where he has broken into Vincent del Bosque's new-look team having won a place in a transitional nation also featuring other up-and-coming stars like Juan Bernat, Marc Bartra and Paco Alcacer.

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