Less than two weeks after his United career seemed over and he was destined for Real Madrid, the latest reports indicate David De Gea could be set for an amazing about face and poised to sign a new deal to keep him at Old Trafford.
De Gea’s move to the Bernabeu fell apart at the last minute on transfer deadline day with both United and Real Madrid blaming each other for the delay which resulted in the deal failing to go through in time.
United have always maintained they weren’t to blame for the failure- despite wanting to keep the two time player of the season at the club.
It looks now as though De Gea may be convinced by the Reds as The Guardian notes:
David de Gea could be on the verge of an amazing about-turn after his agent, Jorge Mendes, arrived at Manchester United’s training ground reportedly to begin talks on a new deal for the goalkeeper.
With Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman, absent on business in London, Mendes met the manager, Louis van Gaal, and the United secretary, John Alexander, at Carrington to try and reach agreement on the goalkeeper’s future.
Should De Gea, who took over from Iker Casillas in Spain’s goal in midweek, agree to stay at United it would represent a massive fillip for Van Gaal after a summer of scattergun transfer dealings and a week in which there were suggestions that the manager had been confronted by senior players unhappy about the team’s rigid style of play.
Van Gaal could do with keeping his star keeper after an indifferent start to the season and severe question marks over Sergio Romero’s ability to be the club’s number one. De Gea will want first team football to guarantee his place in Spain’s Euro 2016 squad and a new deal may be the way to get it.
After one of the longest transfer sagas in recent memory the odds on De Gea staying at United are beginning to shorten.
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