Real Madrid were persistent and adamant in their desire to make the signing of David De Gea until very recently, with the move almost occurring back in 2015 if not for an unfortunate fax-machine fiasco.
But the La Liga giants have been consistently linked with the talented Spaniard ever since, and the most recent development in the saga is one that could prove to be a decisive one.
As per El Confidencial, De Gea feels valued at United, and as of such, Madrid have decided to drop all of their interest in the player.
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The source added that United’s splendid shot-stopper is much loved and idolized by United supporters, and that has been a vital factor in him deciding to stay on and give his best to the club for quite a while.
His performances, like the one he delivered against Arsenal late in 2017, was just one in a run of matches that has seen him single-handedly keep United afloat and in the game.
The prowess that he displays has led many to crown him as the best in the world, and it is undeniable that more often than not, Jose Mourinho can breathe sort of freely knowing that someone of De Gea’s abilities is manning his goal.
As of such, Los Blancos will be eager to look at other options to replace Keylor Navas, and many outlets believe that a move for Kepa Arrizabalaga is in the making during the winter window.
However, Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, who has been stalling over signing a new contract at the London club, is also a name that Madrid might be interested in.
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