Confirmed: United make De Gea contact, but Spaniard 'undecided'

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Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea is reportedly unsure whether or not he should join Manchester United.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the last 18 months having gone from being Atleti's third-choice gloveman to a player sought after by Europe's premier clubs.

United have been frequently linked with a move for the Spaniard as they search for a successor to departing no.1 Edwin van der Sar, and De Gea has emerged as the favourite to move to Old Trafford.

Now, according to respected Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, United have held talks with the youngster and his representatives - but De Gea is still uncertain about a switch to Old Trafford.

"I can confirm that there has been contact between the Premier League club and Atletico Madrid, with the player also involved in discussions," wrote Balague on his official website.

"With the decision very much in the player’s hands, De Gea is undecided. He is very much at home in Madrid, at his boyhood club and – still fairly young – his rapid rise means he is unsure whether he is ready to leave home,


"He’s in his comfort zone, very much a family man and happy in Madrid with his friends around him.

"To a youngster growing up in Madrid with dreams of representing Atletico, the potential and enormity of playing for Manchester United may not be as apparent as it would be to the rest of us, although De Gea is being advised by his associates that the opportunity may be too good to miss."

Balague also claims that Atleti are holding out for €20-25 million for their first choice shot-stopper, and United would be willing to meet their demands.

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