The center of the eventful summer transfer window was the transfer saga of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea who was thought to be desperte to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid but a deadline day deal collapsed due to a delay in negotiations between Real Madrid and Manchester United.
The Spaniard had only one year remaining in his contract and it was thought he would join Real Madrid one year later for free.
But the saga now has taken an amazing u-turn as reports suggest that the goalkeeper is on the verge of signing a new contract with Red Devils.
His agent, Jorge Mendes, arrived at Manchester United’s training ground Carrington 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.
David de Gea who was Manchester United player of the Year for the last two seasons consecutively, was dropped by Louis van Gaal for all six matches they played so far in all competition as he thought that the 24-year-old is in a wrong state of mind to play for Manchester United.
It is amazing how situations turned overnight about the Spanish international. United had already put a new contract on the table last season, believed to be offering the goalkeeper £200,000 a week over a five-year period, but the likelihood of that being signed receded after Van Gaal accused him of not wanting to play for the club in the light of Real’s overtures.
However, with Spain looking ahead to next year’s European Championship and Argentina’s Sergio Romero holding down the goalkeeping spot in a United side about to return to the Champions League, De Gea’s mind appears to be refocused on considering his future with the club.
Earlier on Thursday, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez ruled out a deal for De Gea in January and suggested he expected the goalkeeper to sign a new contract at Manchester United.
“It’s difficult that a player will remain a year without playing,” Perez told Spanish radio station, Cadena Cope. “De Gea has to do what is best for his career.
“I have not spoken to him, not now and not on the 31st [transfer deadline day]. [Real general director] Jose Angel Sanchez did.”