By Dave Marshall
Manchester United have faced a fight to keep our Spanish goalkeeper, David de Gea for the best part of 2 years, and it seems we have finally won that fight. Real Madrid have been linked to the former Atletico man for the last 2 years, but United have fought tooth and nail to keep their man, however, the deal almost came through in 2015, but fell through due to paperwork constraints.
De Gea, 26, has never hidden his intention to return back to Spain, especially due to national team commitments, as he feels being Real Madrid’s number 1 is a sure way to establish himself as the starting keeper of the national team.
Real president, Perez was speaking about the potential signings of the club in this summer’s transfer window, and with the club election at hand, it is imperative that a statement signing is made, of which three names have been bandied around.
The likes of Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard and David de Gea have been rumoured, but it seems United fans can breathe a little easy given the comments of Fiorentino Perez, the Los Blancos president.
As translated by Goal, He said: “We haven’t spoken to De Gea. Two years ago we had an issue and then the appropriate circumstances didn’t arise.
“The players are very fond of Keylor and also the coach. I like Keylor Navas.” he added.
De Gea joined Manchester United from Atletico Madrid as the long term replacement for Edwin van der Sar, initially struggling before becoming one of the best players at the club, making over 200 appearances in that time, winning the league, league Cup, FA Cup and the Europa League.