De Gea having Manchester medical

Our goalkeeper closes in on his move to Manchester United

De Gea snapped entering Manchester hospital(Daily Mail)

De Gea snapped entering Manchester hospital
(Daily Mail)

David de Gea is in England undergoing a medical before he can complete his long, drawn-out move to Manchester United.

The goalkeeper had said he would leave it until after the European U21 Championships before deciding his future. After having won the tournament with Spain on Saturday, it seems the 20-year-old has wasted no time in jetting to Manchester to apply the finishing touches to his deal.

The Daily Mail, a British newspaper, published photos of De Gea at Bridgewater Hospital in Manchester on Monday. United officials had tried to keep the medical under wraps using a giant white sheet, however they just ended up looking stupid as the Mail was able to take these snaps anyway.

The €20 million move to United could be completed and announced within the next 48 hours.

United see De Gea as the long-term replacement to Edwin van der Sar, who retired at the end of last season. The move takes the Manchester club’s summer spending past €55m, whereas Atlético are yet to spend a cent improving the first team.

There’s no denying it now, De Gea is off to England. So who do we put our faith in? Joel? Asenjo? Or do we look for a replacement elsewhere?

  • Sweden

    I understand him, thanks for everything De Gea, show them!

  • 7th

    joel deserve a chance just like de gea. i liked him at our match against rosenborg or club, i hope he doesnt leave and we end up regretting letting him go.

  • starvs

    Can’t be made at this move, kid gotta do what he gotta do. I’d say roll the dice with Joel and if he sucks (unlikely) get some cheap vet in January.

  • javi

    I agree with Starvs, Joel first, Asenjo second, and if there are problems bring a vet for cheap money

  • Raed from Lebanon

    Asenjo for sure !! but no one know how much I hate Gil Marin !!

  • dgs.ozkan

    It’s sad. Luckily we have one more young talented gk.I believe in Joel ,Manzano should give him a chance.

  • Thank you De Gea!!!! 🙁

  • Ok if this deal is sealed I expect us to sing lamela in the upcoming days.

    a) Manzano is looking for a playmaker
    b) we will have 20 mln to spend which seems to be the exact amount
    c) River got relegated
    d) We were after Lamela for quite some time
    e) Lamela’s managers is IMG, the same fellas who pimp Kun, so they may want to make some business with us hoping that we will soften our position regarding Kuns departure.
    f) if we sell Kun “the new kun” would alleviate fans’ pains and could fit into Kuns shoes.

  • javi

    Yesss, Urban, I hope we sign Lamela, we need him or a Jeffren or Thiago: a young smart playmaker.

  • Gert

    If we sign Lamela, we have a serious passport problem, no?
    Miranda, Lamela, Godin, Costa, Salvio,…

  • urban

    he has italian passport

  • Davide

    [email protected] Not yet i think. But he will be getting one in 1-2 weeks.

  • Ringo Schut

    Gert, you forgot Elias… Perhaps he does fine in south America, so we can sell him with a nice profit or something, even though he could still turn out great in Madrid.