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De Gea: Time To Complete United Deal Or Look Elsewhere

Now that that the Under-21 European Championships are finally over, David De Gea can finally end the hysteria and sign for Manchester United – or not.

The young goalkeeper did absolutely no harm to his growing reputation by playing an instrumental role in Spain’s capture of the U-21 crown, but he either needs to commit to United long term or Sir Alex Ferguson needs to look elsewhere.

Even though De Gea has spoken admirably about two of the greatest-ever goalkeepers that United have had, he has not mentioned a word of desire to follow in their footsteps and play at Old Trafford, which is concerning to say the least.

Sir Alex, who missed a game to fly to Spain to watch him in action, affirmed that Atletico Madrid shot stopper is his preferred long-term replacement for Edwin van der Sar, but there has not been any reciprocal feelings from him. De Gea said that he grew up idolizing both van der Sar and Peter Schmeichel, but that has been all that has reached the press in terms of potentially linking him to the club.

While it is respectable for him to minimize distractions as he wanted to wait to discuss his future plans until after the tournament, it could make one think that he does not think all that much of joining the biggest club in the world. However, it is more than likely down to him wanting to properly pay homage to Atletico, which is the only club he has ever known.

One thing that a lot of supporters are going on about with De Gea is his age and how he will be at United for the next 10 years – or more. Believe it or not, De Gea is only 20 years old and with every foreign player a manager runs the chance of them being a flight candidate.

If Iker Casillas calls it a day or Victor Valdes leaves Barcelona, will De Gea force his way out of the club to play for one of the top clubs in his homeland? It’s not a fault of his, because that is who he might have grown up watching and supporting, so obviously it would be a lifelong dream of his to fulfil. However, it is something that all need to be cognizant of, because it has happened to United before – enter Cristiano Ronaldo.

Hopefully this transfer tale comes to an end sooner rather than later, because the pre-season is nearly upon Manchester United, and David De Gea has a huge task of adjusting to life at the club in just two months’ time.

Submitted by The United Religion




  1. Ooh aah

    June 27, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I think we all know why it’s taken so long for the signing to happen. A) U-21 Championships and he didn’t want to be distracted. And B) because he has to wait for July 1st, which is when his current agents contract expires. He wanted to sack him, but realised he’d have to pay him off…so hes had to wait. And if he does the deal through this agent before July, his soon to be ex-agent will pick up the fee.

  2. Emmet

    June 27, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Woah, since when are Man Utd the “biggest club in the world” do you really think they are percieved as that? Get real.

    • Sonny

      June 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      In terms of revenue and fan base there is not an argument that Manchester United are the biggest club in the world. Barca and Real sell their tv right seperately which United are not aloud to do. If this wasn’t the case United would absolutely dwarf them in terms of income. Like it or not United are arguably the biggest club in the world. Another jelous fan.

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