Manchester United shot-stopper David de Gea refused to discuss the ongoing speculation over his future during an exclusive interview with The Star. The Spain international has been regularly linked with a move to Real Madrid, who are on the search for a new keeper to replace Keylor Navas from next season and beyond.
The 27-year-old came close to joining the European champions during the summer of 2015, but the move was scuppered on transfer deadline day after a faulty fax machine failed to produce the necessary documents prior to the cut-off time.
De Gea followed to pen a four-year deal under former boss Louis van Gaal, and he has since remained committed to the club, putting in a string of top-notch performances, which have built his reputation as a truly world-class goalkeeper.
In an interview with The Star, the Spaniard was posed a question on his future amid the ongoing link with Los Blancos, but he appeared to refute the gosssip by saying that he would prefer focusing on the present.
He said: “I don’t think it’s ever good to discuss the future or what may happen. Only the present, feeling well, playing well and helping United is important.”
United manager Jose Mourinho has already iterated his desire to keep hold of the club’s top recruits, and talks are said to be underway to commit the ex-Atleti graduate to a new bumper contract.