Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been pictured using an E-Cigarette on a night out in Manchester this past weekend.
This has been reported by the Mirror, who claim that the Red Devils' Spanish international was snapped with the E-Cigarette during his side's end of season night out on Sunday evening.
De Gea, of course, enjoyed a remarkable campaign at Old Trafford, claiming the club's Player of the Year award for the second consecutive season, however his long term future on English soil is seemingly in doubt.
Of late, rumours regarding a potential move to Spanish giants Real Madrid have been growing, with the club seemingly in search of a long term replacement for veteran Iker Casillas.
Real fans want him
In fact, the same report from the Mirror go on to reveal that over 50% of Real fans see the shot-stopper as the club's No.1 target, according to a poll from Spanish daily newspaper Marca.
De Gea, of course, is set to run out of his current deal at the Theatre of Dreams at the end of next season, so it remains to be seen as to whether Real are willing to pay a large sum for his signature in the upcoming window.
One thing's for sure, this saga looks set to continue over the coming weeks, with Manchester United fans hoping that he extends his stay in England's elite division.
Life after De Gea
But, if De Gea does leave, then United will be ok. They really will. Of course, over the course of the past two years, the Spanish international has been the club's most consistent performer, but the Red Devils will move on, with or without him.
At the end of the day, in ex-Barcelona man Victor Valdes, Louis van Gaal already has another exceptional goalkeeper in his ranks in Manchester. Of course, Valdes is approaching the latter stages of his career, but there's no reason why he won't be able to star between the sticks at the club for the foreseeable future.
Edwin van der Sar joined the club late on in his career, and he left a club legend, so there may well be life in Valdes yet. The money from De Gea, then, could be spent elsewhere, as the United hierarchy go about providing a balance to the current team. It's set to be a huge summer ahead for all those involved.
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