Man Utd To Sign €21m David De Gea Just Two Days After Champions League Final?

Chris Wright

24th, May 2011


By Chris Wright

According to several sources in Spain, notably AS, it looks like Manchester United are within days of wrapping up a deal for 20-year-old Atletico Madrid ‘keeper (and part-time Norwegian rapper) David De Gea as a replacement for their outbound No.1, Edwin van der Sar.

According to the Madrid-based rag, the €21 million (£18.3 million) deal is now imminent and is due to be completed and officially announced next Monday, two days after the Champions League final at Wembley.

Strangely enough, one of United’s other purported goalkeeping targets, Ajax’s Maarten Stekelenburg, is now being mooted as a potential replacement for De Gea should he up-sticks and leave Atletico.

As ever, we’ll keep you posted.

Posted in La Liga, Man Utd, Transfers & Rumours

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  1. wolfusa says:

    i think utd should go with stekelenberg. it doesn’t seem to make sense to spend on a twenty year-old when he’ll probably want to move to madrid or barcelona in five years anyway. stekelenberg comes from the best dutch team and is in his late twenties, so he can probably give utd more solid years. plus, he knows suarez well, which may turn out to be important for utd in the upcoming seasons.

  2. Sunn K))) says:

    i’ve got to agree with wolfusa. Stekelenburg would be a much safer bet

  3. Manuel Neuer says:

    Pick me please…please pick me.

  4. FastEddie says:

    They should buy Akinfeev instead of Stekelenburg.

  5. FastEddie says:

    Anyways, they’re already working on the contract with De Gea..

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