Manchester United were today given a boost as goalkeeper David de Gea hinted at a long stay after claiming that the Premier League suited him best as speculation of a move to Real Madrid intensifies, the Express reports.
De Gea has been outstanding for Man United this campaign and the fact that he’s on course to become the club’s player of the season for the second consecutive years is testament to his consistently top class performances.
However, with less than eighteen months, recent reports suggested that the Spaniard was refusing to sign a contract extension with the club fearing he could walk out on a free, according to the Mirror.
“Truth be told, English football has changed me a great deal,” De Gea was quoted as saying in the Express.
“I’ve developed a lot physically, greatly improved my concentration and generally improved all aspects of my game.
“I was very young when I came here, but four years on, things are very good overall. This league really suits me, as you learn a lot here.”
As Iker Casillas continues to struggle at the Bernabeu, a move for De Gea seemed to make sense for Real Madrid, but Man United will be hoping that the potential return of Champions League football can convince the shot-stopper to commit his long-term future to the club.
Should De Gea depart, Louis van Gaal might already have his replacement at Old Trafford in former Barca man Victor Valdes following his arrival in January.