Man United transfers: ‘David De Gea won’t risk Real Madrid move’
La Liga expert Graham Hunter reckons David De Gea is buying into Manchester United revolution
David De Gea knows something special is starting to happen at Manchester United, according to Spanish football expert Graham Hunter.
The Spain international has been linked with Real Madrid in recent months after the 24-year-old’s eye-catching displays for United.
However, Hunter believes De Gea won’t risk playing second fiddle to Iker Casillas and damaging his relationship with his former club Atletico Madrid.
“The word on the training ground is that de Gea feels aware that ‘something is beginning to happen’ at the club,” Hunter wrote in his Paddy Power blog.
“That the quality of signings is rising, that van Gaal is demanding in a way which will benefit those who wish to play and train as de Gea does.”
Hunter added: “Would Real Madrid love to have him? Yes.
“With Iker Casillas on a mind-blowingly good contract for several more years and no more keen to hand over to de Gea at club than at Spain level would this coming summer be the time to succumb to that temptation rather than continue to develop, thrive and earn experience in the Premier League? No, probably not. Euro 2016 is at least a winnable tournament for Spain.
“If de Gea wishes to be Vicente Del Bosque’s first-choice then better to be at a club where he is [while on form] guaranteed number one rather than take the huge risk of coping with the ire from fans of the club he supports [Atletico] and locking horns with Casillas at Madrid.”
“In order of priority Ed Woodward needs to convince de Gea that he’s at the right club, at the right time and renew his deal.”
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