David de Gea refuses to commit to Manchester United

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David de Gea has refused to commit his future to Manchester United amid ongoing reports that he wants to join Real Madrid this summer.

The goalkeeper has just one year remaining on his current contract at Old Trafford and has been stalling on an extension for most of the season.

Manchester United have reportedly offered to make De Gea the best paid goalkeeper in world football, but it seems that the chance to replace Iker Casillas at Real Madrid is a more attractive proposition.

Real Madrid have made the 24-year-old their top target to succeed Casillas at the Bernabeu and there is now a suggestion that a swap deal involving Keylor Navas could be in the offing.

But there is still no indication from De Gea as to whether he will actually force his way out of Old Trafford this summer or is simply taking his time before making a final decision.

Failed to commit

His latest comments have failed to give Manchester United fans any confidence that he will be around next season.

He said, as quoted by AS: "We'll see what happens with my future… I'm on vacation now and very happy with this recognition [being named adopted son of Castilla-La Mancha]."

Madrid calling

There was also a sizeable hint that his heart is in Madrid last month after the Spain international fled to Madrid the moment Manchester United's season finished.

De Gea grew up in the Spanish capital and his girlfriend is still resident there. Needless to say, his life would be a lot easier if he returned to his home town.

Louis van Gaal's lack of faith

Unfortunately for Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, it seems his lack of judgement may well have pushed the goalkeeper closer to the exit door.

The Dutchman earlier admitted that he had been left unsure by De Gea's ability when he first took charge at Old Trafford and that lack of faith may have convinced the goalkeeper to leave.

He said: "He has made very good development this year because in the beginning I was not so sure of him.

"But now he is fantastic and has saved us a lot of times."


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