Renowned Sky Sports journalist Guillem Balague has claimed that Real Madrid staff and team are certain that David De Gea will play at the Santiago Bernabeu next season.
When David De Gea didn’t feature in Manchester United squad traveling to Southampton, it raised quite a few eyebrows in the football world. There have been numerous reports indicating that De Gea has already played his last game for Manchester United, and his summer move to Real Madrid is imminent.
Sergio Romero was called on by Jose Mourinho to guard the goal against Southampton away – which he did remarkably well, as the Argentine saved an early penalty and made a number of impressive stops to earn United a draw.
In his post match conference, Mourinho confirmed that De Gea won’t feature in the final fixture of the Premier League, as youngster Joel Pereira will be making his senior debut between the sticks.
All these omens suggest that De Gea may have made up his mind to leave Old Trafford in the summer.
The Spaniard saw his dream move to Real Madrid collapse on the deadline day of the 2015 transfer window. It looked certain that De Gea was moving back to Madrid, with Keylor Navas making a move in the opposite direction. However, the documentation formalities could not get completed in time, and the transfer was scuppered.
De Gea is keen not to have a repeat of the ruckus of 2015, by forcing his transfer well in advance of the summer transfer window this time around.
Guillem Balague’s tweet has further enhanced the credibility of the notion that the Spanish international is heading back to his native country. Take a look at the tweet here:
The changing room of R. Madrid is convinced de Gea will be a Real player. He will earn less than at United. But why do United let him go? pic.twitter.com/wKBdMAvCHu
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) May 17, 2017
Written by Shorya Panwar
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