ESPN reporter says even signing a new deal won’t prevent him leaving club.
Manchester United no.1 David De Gea will return to Spain at some point in the future says ESPN’s Miguel Delaney.
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The Red Devil’s first choice shot stopper has been continually linked with a move back to his homeland with Real Madrid, who see him as the ideal heir to veteran captain Iker Casillas.
And Delaney says that even if United manage to tie the Spaniard down to a new deal at Old Trafford it will not stop him eventually exiting the club.
Writing on an ESPN transfer live chat, the journalist said people are just going to have to get used to the fact that De Gea will one day leave.
“I understand United will seek to seal his contract once this window done [sic]. However, with De Gea, it’s worth getting something straight: even if he signs a new contract, that’s all just part of the game,” he said.
“His long-term future is in Spain – most likely Real Madrid – and people are going to have to get used to that.”
With the arrival of former Barcelona man Victor Valdes there was speculation Louis van Gaal preparing for de Gea’s exit.
However, although Valdes is confirmed as starting against Cambridge United in the FA Cup 4th Round, the United boss said he was signed as the second choice.
“He joins the club as the number two goalkeeper and is a great addition to the first team,” said van Gaal at the time.
Despite this, question marks over de Gea’s future still continue to mount.