Jose Mourinho has been given a boost as he begins his reign as Manchester United manager with David De Gea, 25, deciding to stay at Old Trafford.
It’s been a turbulent week for the Spaniard. Lurid claims were made in the Spanish press which inferred he was involved in an ongoing criminal investigation. The player strenuously denied these at a press conference held in the Spanish camp as they prepared for the Euro 2016 clash with Czech Republic.
De Gea was a virtual spectator in the match which Spain dominated and won by a solitary Gerard Pique goal.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, Real Madrid have made no secret of their desire to bring De Gea back to his homeland. It seemed set to happen last summer but they could not agree a fee with United and De Gea remained at Old Trafford.
As part of his new contract, De Gea had a £47m release clause inserted to ease through a move to the Spanish capital this summer. That won’t happen now with Real set to persevere with Kaylor Navas.
FIFA’s transfer ban is effective from 1st September 2016, meaning Real Madrid cannot sign new players from that point until 1st January 2018. Whilst agreements can be reached with players during that time, their registrations are not effective until the ban ends.
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