David De Gea has insisted he is ‘very happy at Manchester United’ but remains coy on Real Madrid links coming back alive in the past few months, after some inconsistent displays from Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas in the start of 2016/17 season.
Talking to AS, De Gea said “I will not talk about that. I will not talk (about Real Madrid) any more. Now I must stay focused with my club.”
And when questioned about his future at Manchester United, he said: “Nobody knows the future. The future is the future. I’m very happy here, it’s a great club. In England football is much enjoyed. We are already in the final of the League Cup and we are still fighting for the FA Cup and the Europa League. That too is also a good way to get titles and keep making history with the club.”
The Spanish shot-stopper has been phenomenal for United over the years and is one of the senior most players at the club right now. He is integral to the MUFC dressing room and is an astonishingly consistent performer between the sticks. The 3 time Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year is even worthy of captain’s armband in the absence of Wayne Rooney and is highly respected within the club.
Also, reports in Spain have suggested that Zidane is happy with Keylor Navas and is not necessarily looking to bring a goalkeeper to the club.
Further, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has come out saying everyone at the club are delighted with Navas.
“Everyone is delighted with Keylor Navas,” he said AS when asked about the possibility of signing the United or the Chelsea goalkeepers. “We will not work in new signings until the end of the season. We are not going to deny everything that comes out about signings.”
This certainly puts off any fire that remains in the long transfer saga of David De Gea to Real Madrid and so this must be pleasing news to hear for the fans at Old Trafford. However, this might very well be a clever move from the Real Madrid president to take away media pressure off the transfer saga and take the move forward as smoothly as possible.
In football, the future is always uncertain and we’ll probably have to wait to hear Jose Mourinho’s say on this. But for now, it’s all calm at ‘The Theatre of Dreams’.