David de Gea tells Real Madrid he won’t push move away from Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

David de Gea has told Real Madrid that he will not push for a move to the Bernabeu over the summer, according to reports.

The Spaniard, whose release clause is around €60m (£51.6m), was moments away from clinching a move to Madrid back in August 2015, only for the deal to fall through during the dying stages of the transfer window.

Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has reportedly ramped up efforts to sign the 26-year-old this summer following a lacklustre campaign from keeper Keylor Navas.

But according to the Sunday Mirror‘s Simon Mullock, De Gea will not attempt to force a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, on the topic of De Gea, has uttered similar sentiments, insisting that the keeper enjoys life in Manchester and, with Champions League football returning to Old Trafford next season, will not feel compelled to search elsewhere for stiffer competition.

Aggressively pushing for a move elsewhere isn’t something that, perceptibly at least, exists in De Gea’s nature. The Spaniard has always come across as a principally calm, focused individual, and unless Madrid make an offer United simply cannot refuse supporters can imagine to see his lanky figure between the sticks once again next season.

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