Goalkeeper will not be heading to Old Trafford any time soon.
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Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea insists he has no intention of departing the Primera Liga club.
The sought-after youngster has been closely linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks having attracted widespread acclaim since establishing himself as Atletico’s No.1 last year.
However, 20-year-old De Gea has assured his side’s fans that he is happy at the Rojiblancos and is adamant his immediate future is at the Vicente Calderon.
The Madrid-born keeper told his club’s official website: “The supporters can relax, I’m staying here. I’m very relaxed and there’s no reason to move.
“I’m very happy here, I’ve spent my whole life here and this is a great club that deserves everything.
“Atletico Madrid have given me everything. It’s a compliment that a club as great as Manchester United are interested in you, but Atletico are close to my heart and I want to stay here.” (Sky Sports)
It is not a massive shock to discover this news, now that Sir Alex Ferguson has publicly stated he is looking to complete a deal soon for Danish international stopper Anders Lindegaard.
However, many of the stories of the last two weeks were that Manchester United would not be content with just one goalkeeper signing, with Tomasz Kuszczak reportedly on his way out of Old Trafford.
With Peter Schmeichel unconvinced of his fellow Dane’s talent, it might have been worth spending the £15m quoted for De Gea, who looks the best goalkeeping prospect in Europe.
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