Dani Hidalgo of AS reports that Atlético goalkeeper David de Gea has once again denied rumours of a deal with Manchester United.
The keeper, whose star status never stops soaring, picked up his Premio Joven 2010 D.O. La Mancha today and told AS afterward that he fully intends to stay with Atleti.
“I’m very happy at Atlético. I have my people here, it’s my lifetime club and I would like to remain here,” he said.
The 20-year old then spoke directly to fans who remain on edge ever since The Times reported last week that a deal with Manchester United for their young idol was on the verge of being completed.
Though that report was immediately denied by club officials and by the keeper’s own representatives, speculation remains rampant about his future.
“I have no reason to leave, so Atléticos can relax. To me, this is a very big club and I want to keep doing great things here,” he said.
“It’s like an award to have a team as big as Manchester show interest in you, but I belong to Atlético. The team is very dear to me and I would like to stay.”
In case the message had not been made clear enough, David was even more unequivocal about his future.
“I am going to stay. It’s a club that has given everything to me and it’s where I want to continue to grow.”