The majority of bookmakers’ have announced that they have suspended the market for David de Gea to join Real Madrid before the end of the summer transfer window.

It is inevitable that he will leave in the coming months. Having heard it on good authority this week, United are aware of where they stand on the situation and are now in search of a replacement. From my understanding there is no announcement timeframe but the club have lost its battle to keep de Gea.

Unsurprising when you think about it. He’s a young lad with a gorgeous girlfriend based in Spain. At the age of 24, de Gea could consider starting a young family and that is something he would understandably prefer doing in a city he had a childhood in.

United tried everything and it’s not an easy decision for the player to make either. Spanish Dave, as we like to call him, shared some memorable moments at Old Trafford that he nor we will forget. He joins a long list of young players that joined Manchester United as a work in progress before being developed into a world beater. The club can take great pride knowing that.

There is also a sense of inevitability among staff and players at the club believing they won’t play nor work alongside de Gea again.

In Madrid de Gea is unlikely to receive the admiration he does in Manchester. The Stretford End bleating out his name continuously while at the Santiago Bernabeu Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are abused.

It would be unfair to sit here and prevent Dave his dream. Playing for one of Spain’s top two will only boost his chances of becoming the international side’s number one. Iker Casillas has seen better days and if he is the only goalkeeper to rival de Gea at club or international level, the former Atletico Madrid man will be rubbing his hands together.

All major bookmakers’ suspended bets on de Gea with the exception of Sky Bet, though a glance at their odds suggest he’s heading to Real Madrid with just a 4/1 chance given of him staying at Old Trafford. Freebets Odds and News is a great source for gathering this sort of information, offering informative views on the betting world for transfers, individual leagues and competitions.

According to the Daily Mail, Real president Florentino Perez is adamant that the Spanish giants will get their man this summer – as they have done in every year gone by in recent times – although the club accept that they will have to break the £25million barrier in order to speak to de Gea.

Back in 2011, de Gea joined United for a British record fee for a goalkeeper of around £17.8million. Putting the fact there’s only one-year remaining on his contact, making approximately £6million of a player that has improved so much is bizarre but that’s entirely United’s fault for leaving contract negotiations so late.

Despite how the chant goes, everywhere you go, next season at least, we will be unable to take de Gea with us.

“Everywhere you go, you always take de Gea with you” to Crowded House’s Weather With You.