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

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent

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.”

MORE: Read the latest Man United player tweets

Do you think David De Gea should stay?

[dil dil = 215864]

Novak Djokovic is defending champion at the Mutua Madrid Open (Photo: Marianne Bevis)
French Open 2020 men’s preview: Djokovic, Nadal, Thiem lead the charge
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Man United in talks with FC Barcelona about signing 23-year-old – report
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter gives update on Man United pursuit of Jadon Sancho
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivers fresh Man United transfer update
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter: Leeds United have ‘concrete’ interest in signing Man United midfielder
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United consider last-minute swoop to sign 19-year-old Ligue 1 defender – report
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
John Barnes
John Barnes: The player Man United should sign before transfer deadline
Mesut Ozil
Mikel Arteta delivers fresh update on Mesut Ozil at Arsenal
Kai Havertz
Frank Lampard talks up new Chelsea FC signing after brilliant performance