De Gea hints at long term Man Utd stay

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has hinted that he expects to say at the club for the long term and loves life in England.

Speaking while on international duty, he claimed that Spanish players in England are not as much in the media spotlight as fellow countrymen who play in Spain.

He said:

“I think that the players who leave Spain are not paid as much attention as those who stay in Spain and people forget about us a little.

“The English culture cares for and loves its players a lot.”

De Gea has been heavily linked with returning to Spain over the last two-and-a-half years, with Real Madrid widely known to have had a long standing interest in the former Atletico keeper.

His £25m Deadline Day move famously broke down back in 2015 at the very last minute, with De Gea since signing a new deal at Old Trafford. Los Blancos were also linked with him earlier this year, were not prepared to pay a world record fee for a goalkeeper of around £60m.

Real Madrid have also been linked with Athletic Bilbao keeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, a keeper who de Gea rates highly.

“Kepa is still very young, he has a long career ahead of him.

“His head is very settled but he must keep growing. When training with him, you realise his level and that he is a great goalkeeper.

“I’m young too, we are both here and, with Pepe (Reina), we always arrive at the national team with the greatest enthusiasm to help the side.”

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