Florentino Perez Reveals Why Real Madrid Did Not Sign De Gea This Summer

David de Gea (L) listens to his girlfriend Edurne.

REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed that the only reason the club didn’t sign David De Gea is because Zinedine Zidane didn’t want any changes to his squad.

The De Gea to Real Madrid saga has been ongoing since 2015, and rumours continue to hint at a possible move in the coming transfer windows. The Spain no.1 has not shown any desperation to leave, and is content with life at Old Trafford. However, he has been open to the idea of a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Los Blancos have been going back and forth for the last few summers as to whether they want the shot-stopper or not, but it appears that Zinedine Zidane is satisfied with Keylor Navas in goal, and does not want to make any changes to his star-studded line up.

Speaking about this hyped transfer, Perez was quoted as saying (via Cadena SER): “At one point we wanted to bring in De Gea. But once we couldn’t, it turned out that we already have a good goalkeeper who is performing and is integrated with the rest of the squad and we don’t need to bring in one more.

“De Gea is a great goalkeeper, but he is just like Keylor so we have no need to change and also because the relationship between Keylor and the rest of the squad is very good. Zidane told us he didn’t want to change anyone.”

Meanwhile, the massive improvements in the quality of the Man Utd squad this summer have had an obvious impact on how involved De Gea has been during United’s opening league games, and so far, he has had very little to do against the likes of West Ham, Swansea, and Leicester City.

The Spaniard may not have conceded a single goal in United’s opening three games, but he will still have a massive role to play for the games to come, as Jose Mourinho looks to bring in the club’s first Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement four years ago.

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Written by Reyhan Ashley  

Manchester United fan, Wayne Rooney is his role model. Passionate writer who has written for several sites in the past. He’s also an aspiring pianist and creates background music for BlameFootball’s Youtube channel.


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