Old Trafford boss agrees deal with La Liga club.
Gerry Armstrong has told talkSPORT Manchester United have agreed a fee with Atletico Madrid for David de Gea.
The Red Devils need to sign a new goalkeeper this summer to replace the retiring Edwin Van Der Sar, and the young Spaniard is the man they want.
Armstrong told the Keys and Gray Show: “Six or seven weeks ago Man United agreed a fee with Atletico Madrid. Everything is all in place, they’re just waiting for him to sign.
“But he has a question mark about the move. He’s a young goalie, only 20, and he’s wondering whether or not he wants to come to England now, or whether he should wait. In the next two or three weeks it will all happen.”
For some time now Man United have been strongly linked with a move to sign young Spanish keeper David de Gea and according to this source a deal has been struck and the only thing standing in the way of the deal being completed is whether the 20 year old is ready to put pen to paper on a deal to bring him to Old Trafford this summer.
The Atletico Madrid youngster has shown maturity beyond his years over the past two seasons, during which time he has been a regular at the Vicente Calderon side and helped them to Europa League glory last term. The Madrid born keeper has racked up 80 appearances and 24 clean sheets since his debut in October 2009 and is considered the long term international replacement for Iker Casillas.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been linked with a myriad of keepers as he searches for a viable replacement for Edwin Van der Sar, who will retire at the end of the season. The likes of Schalke’s Manuel Neuer, Juventus veteran Gianluigi Buffon and Liverpool’s Pepe Reina have all been supposed targets but it seems that the Old Trafford boss will opt for youth.