Manchester United’s David de Gea has been named in Spain’s final 23-man squad for the European Championships this summer.
De Gea expectedly makes the squad following a fine 2015/16 season in which he arguably developed into the finest goalkeeper in the world.
The 25-year-old is included in the squad alongside the likes of Sergio Ramos, David Silva, Andres Iniesta and Juanfran:
The challenge now is for De Gea to cement a spot as Spain’s No.1 keeper. Despite putting in a number of world-class performances for Man United in recent years, Spain coach Vincent Del Bosque has often preferred Iker Casillas in-between the sticks.
But Casillas’ performances have declined recently and you would think that it is now De Gea’s time to shine.
If he does become No.1, it may improve De Gea’s chances of staying at United. The keeper was close to a move to Real Madrid last summer as he reportedly wanted to help his standing within the national side but a deal collapsed due to late paperwork.