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Andy Mitten: Real Madrid are confident of signing David de Gea

by Ben Topliss

Andy Mitten believes Manchester United keeper David de Gea is finding it hard to resist advances from Real Madrid and that it is more than likely he will move to Spain this summer.

De Gea has enjoyed his best season so far in a Man United and is widely considered one of the best in the world in his position.

The 24-year-old’s contract runs out in 2016 and a new deal hasn’t been forthcoming, with Madrid strongly rumoured to be planning a move for him.

Mitten says the European champions are confident of signing De Gea but suggested that the player himself hasn’t made a decision on his future.

Speaking about De Gea, Mitten said: “The chance of De Gea staying long term are slim. He’s fine in Manchester and hasn’t made a definite decision on where he’ll be next season, but there are credible voices in Madrid who think he’ll start next season as Real Madrid’s number one.”

The speculation over De Gea’s future has been widespread and it will continue right up to the moment he signs a new contract.

Of course, that is assuming De Gea does actually want to stay in Manchester. He hasn’t done anything to quell the rumours and fans are becoming increasingly concerned that he is indeed going to leave the club. The analysis of De Gea’s motives for not signing a new deal has even extended to his personal life after his girlfriend was criticised for comparing her adopted city to ‘the back of a fridge’ earlier this month.

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