Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has tacitly revealed why he has decided to join his country club Real Madrid in future.
Since the departure of Iker Casillas from Real Madrid to Portuguese side FC Porto in the summer of 2015, De Gea has been dubbed as the heir apparent to him.
De Gea had informed Manchester United of his desire to switch the fortress of Old Trafford for the Santiago Bernabeu and he was allowed to make the move in 2015. But for a faulty fax machine on the transfer deadline day of 2015 summer, he would have long been a Madrid player.
After the move failed, De Gea returned to Manchester United and extended his contract until 2019. However, he is still heavily linked with a move for the club as the hierarchy of Madrid are not very pleased with the show-offs of Keylor Navas.
While the fans of Manchester United will rue his transfer away from the club, De Gea reckons that the football supporters in Spain will be pleased to have him back.
“I think that the players who leave Spain are not paid as much attention as those who stay in Spain,” he told reporters.
“And people tend to forget about us a little. The English culture cares for and loves its players a lot.”
De Gea has conceded the least number of goals in the Premier league this term – just five after 11 league games and it will take a big money move to be able to prise him away from United.
Meanwhile Manchester United play Newcastle this weekend after the interlull and they will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Chelsea.