David de Gea’s stay at Manchester United “still up in the air” but no agreement with Real Madrid

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea amassed many brilliant performances in net this season, so ongoing speculation that the Madrid-born man will exit to La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid is not unwarranted.

De Gea was nominated for both the PFA Player’s Player of the Year award and PFA Young Player of the Year but fell short to Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard and Spurs breakout star Harry Kane. The netminder was, nonetheless, named to the Premier League Team of the Year.

Spanish newspaper Marca reported that De Gea had already agreed to a £4 million-a-year deal, for a length around “five or six years”.

But earlier today, Sky Sports reporter James Cooper said that nothing was set in stone regarding the Spainard’s future at Old Trafford. De Gea’s current contract with the Red Devils runs until the end of next season.

From Sky Sports:

“His future is still up in the air. One thing I can clarify is that he hasn’t agreed terms with Real Madrid,” Cooper said.

“The situation is clear that Manchester United do not want to entertain David de Gea leaving Old Trafford…They’ve made an offer to keep him at United. One thing that isn’t happening at the moment is negotiations with another club.

“Those things are not happening. Therefore, this story is not alive. As things stand, he is a Manchester United player.”

Though Cooper quashed the supposed transfer, it appears Louis van Gaal is prepping for the 24-year-old’s absence, as BBC Sport revealed that the United manager has a list of goalie targets in case De Gea decides to move elsewhere.

Expect Real to make a push for De Gea this summer. Los Blancos current netminder Iker Casillas is 33 years old and nearing his end in comparison to the younger, more dynamic Spaniard. Stacked with funds, Real could go big for the Premier League star and also offer De Gea an immediate chance at world glory in the Champions League.