Man United transfers: Madrid won’t sign David De Gea in January, says president
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that Los Blancos won't sign Manchester United ace David de Gea
Real Madrid will not attempt to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea in the January transfer window, according to Florentino Perez.
The Spain international was on the brink of a move to The Bernabeu in the summer transfer window before the £30m deal collapsed after La Liga’s deadline passed.
De Gea has less than 12 months remaining on his current United contract and the shot stopper hasn’t featured in their opening six games of the season.
But Madrid president Perez is adamant that Los Blancos won’t make a move to sign United’s players’s and fans’s player of the year in the January transfer window.
“We will certainly not sign De Gea in January,” Perez told Cadena COPE.
“Madrid did its job as best it could. We did not get there on time because Manchester does not have the necessary experience to tackle these things on the last day, as happened last year with Coentrao.”
De Gea helped United win the Premier League title in 2013.
The Spanish goalkeeper moved to the Red Devils from Atletico Madrid in an £18m deal in 2011.
The shot stopper could make his first United appearance of the season in their clash against bitter rivals Liverpool.