Manchester United fans will be delighted by reports coming out of Spain over the last day that La Liga giants Real Madrid have ended their interest in Spanish international David de Gea.
Respected Spanish media outlet, Marca, reports that the club have baulked at the apparent asking price of £65 million and will instead look elsewhere for their next goalkeeping option.
David de Gea will not be making a move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2017, it has been confirmed.
The 26-year-old goalkeeper is quite literally peerless and it would be almost impossible to replace a player of this calibre. So Manchester United would be making two steps back before they even started moving forward this summer in terms of the transfer market if they had to let go of De Gea.
The Spain international who has played 20 times for his country since his debut in 2014, has been an almost ever present for Manchester United over the last six seasons.
He’s played 269 games for the club but there were genuine fears that he would be leaving Manchester United after sitting out the Europa League final against Ajax in Sweden last month.
But it was clearly a decision based on loyalty to Sergio Romero who had played in every previous round in what was seen as a secondary competition until Manchester United’s hopes of finishing in the top four in the league faded.
De Gea has been named as Manchester United player of the year on three occasions and he looks as if he’s getting even better as his prime years approach.