David de Gea arrives in Madrid…

David de Gea is widely expected to join Real Madrid this summer and was spotted at Barajas Airport on Thursday despite being scheduled to return for pre-season training in Manchester on Monday.

De Gea, 24, told press he was in Madrid “to have some rest” but even the most gullible person would be cautious having heard that. It’s not as if the Spanish giants couldn’t arrange a brief tea party over the coming days.

However, United will not permit the sale of de Gea unless they get the best deal possible for the goalkeeper and we’re well within our right to have that stance. He has one-year remaining on his contract and it sounds as though Real Madrid are teasing out bargain offers which should all be completely ignored.

“I am fine,” de Gea told reporters. “I have just come home to have some rest.”

Fittingly, de Gea is wearing a white t-shirt captained ‘tired’ across the middle. Bless him. After a stressful summer in which his girlfriend failed at the annual Eurovision contest, a rest is the least he deserves.

At Stretty News we think you should turn off your phone and block contact from anyone till you return to Manchester. Otherwise that lot from the Bernabeu will disrupt your rest.

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  1. United management need to get on with his sale and the purchase of some top talent. Give Madrid a price and then leave it to them. If they don’t meet it, put the young man in the reserves and let him sit out the year there if he is so keen to be away from Old Trafford.

  2. Alan, thanks for your comment.

    It’s pretty clear that the United fanbase is becoming more and more frustrated with David de Gea’s situation. We believe they have given Real Madrid a valuation and will not accept less. The club are keeping a hard stance on this which they’re well within their right to.

  3. I will be very pleased if he stays but I don’t think he is ready to stay. He should think twice before making any movement because he is young and has a lot of years ahead. We the fans are getting tired of the De Gear saga. I think with a good defence Valdez can feel in the void

  4. @MacLord, i have the same view about Valdes.. He is a proven world-class keeper, only a few games between the sticks and he will be good to go. I think this is why Utd are playing hardball because they aren’t so desperate.

  5. @Eriya & @McLord: United would obviously prefer de Gea to stay put but they know it’s only a matter of time before he’s off to Madrid, so there is no point appearing to be desperate about the situation. They just want a good deal or they’ll keep Dave for a year and lose him on a free.

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