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Man United Complete £18.9m Signing of Atletico Madrid Keeper David de Gea

Only medical left to complete move to bring young Spaniard to Old Trafford.

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea is having a medical ahead of his proposed move to Manchester United.

The 20-year-old will replace Edwin van der Sar at Old Trafford and will cost a reported £18.9m.

The Premier League champions have already signed defender Phil Jones from Blackburn and last week brought in Ashley Young from Aston Villa.

De Gea was part of the Spain squad which won the European Under-21 championships on Saturday. (BBC Sport)

Sir Alex Ferguson has had his eye on 20 year old keeper David de Gea for some time now and it appears that the Old Trafford boss is set to complete the purchase of the Atletico Madrid man who will be installed as the long term successor to Dutch veteran Edwin van der Sar and become the third big name Man United signing of the season following the capture of Blackburn Rovers defender Phil Jones and Aston Villa winger Ashley Young.

De Gea has just returned to Spain following the European Under 21 Championships in Denmark where the Madrid born keeper helped his country to success. The hugely talented youngster has just completed two seasons as regular number one starter at the Vicente Calderon and has amassed 84 appearances during that time and has shown maturity beyond his years during that time, helping his side to Europa League glory in 2009/10 along with two top ten La Liga finishes.

Man United brought in Anders Lindegaard last November and it seems likely that Tomasz Kuszczak will be on his way out after failing to force himself into Ferguson’s thinking when it became clear that van der Sar was set to hang up his gloves.

Ferguson is reportedly still looking for further additions to his Premier League winning side and will therefore be looking to offload some of his squad players with the likes of Jonny Evans, John O’Shea, Wes Brown, Gabriel Obertan and Darron Gibson linked with exits.

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