The future of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is one which has lots of fans concerned and some recent comments from his girlfriend won’t help the situation.
Speaking on Spanish television, Edurne Garcia labelled Manchester “ugly as hell” and indicated she would prefer to stay in Madrid rather than move over and join De Gea in England.
De Gea’s relationship with the 29-year-old extends back to his time at Atletico Madrid, before he joined United in 2011, but they still currently live apart.
You can’t underestimate the happiness of a family in the decisions of any player as to how much it can influence where they play football, so it’s a bit of a concern to hear De Gea’s girlfriend has no intention of moving over any time soon.
According to reports, De Gea’s relationship with Garcia may be contributing to his reluctance to sign a new deal.
De Gea has been in fantastic form for Man United this season but there has been a huge amount of speculation over where his future lies. The Spaniard’s contract runs out in the summer of 2016 and Real Madrid have been heavily linked with his services.
United are said to ready to make De Gea the highest paid keeper in the world but that may not be enough to tempt him into staying at Old Trafford. It would be a dagger in the heart for fans as the 24-year-old has earned widespread praise following a string of world-class performances this term.