De Gea’s future has come under increased scrutiny in recent months, with the Spanish international reportedly poised to complete a big-money move to Real Madrid.
De Gea has kept largely quiet on any transfer speculation but various media reports suggest that he will only complete a transfer to the Santiago Bernabéu if Man United can persuade Sergio Ramos to move in the opposite direction.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd24x7) July 8, 2015
As far as persuading him to stay in Manchester, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera are probably the best placed people to do so.
Team-mates, neighbours and friends, the Spanish trio have enjoyed a bit of a bromance at United and it is no secret that the three share a close friendship both inside and out of Old Trafford.
With supporters remaining hopeful that de Gea will commit his footballing future to United, fans will hope that the goalkeeper enjoying time with two close friends might just sway his decision closer to home.
However, any pain of de Gea’s potential departure may well be numbed somewhat with reports of a Sergio Ramos arrival.
The World Cup winner has been increasingly linked with a switch to Manchester in recent weeks, amid reports that the defender is unhappy with life in Madrid. Although nobody wants De Gea to leave, a world-class defender coming the opposite way would definitely help to ease the pain.