The latest reports in Spain have ruled out Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea joining Real Madrid in the summer, despite reports linking him to the Spanish giants for much of the current campaign.
The Red Devils’ star performer this season has been tipped to replace the faltering Santiago Bernabeu legend Iker Casillas, but, according to Spanish journalist Joseba Larranaga, the Real stopper has no intention of leaving the club, and wants to see out his contract, which is set to expire in June 2017.
Larranaga claims that Casillas should remain Carlo Ancelotti’s no.1, and has dismissed speculation linking De Gea to a summer move to the La Liga outfit as pure nonsense.
Speaking to Spanish news outlet COPE, he insists that the Real captain will see out his contract before moving to the MLS in a few years time.
“Much has been said of his future. The truth is that Casillas has decided to fulfill his contract with Real Madrid, which expires in June 2017.
“If the situation becomes untenable, then change could happen, but for now he has made it clear he wants to stay at Real Madrid,” continued Larranaga.
“I do not care to talk about De Gea and Leno, which are just rumors,” he added.
“Iker wants to fulfill his contract… and from there the idea is to go to America, but that won’t happen for two years or so.”