David de Gea has responded to Tuesday’s rumours which suggested he had completed a €20m move to Manchester United. He held a press conference to make clear that he has not received any offers, but he didn’t rule out a move to England in the summer. De Gea also said he has not yet received an offer to renew his contract with Atlético, which is surprising considering Miguel Ángel Gil’s words earlier this week.
Reports across the British press, fuelled by quotes from the player’s agent, are claiming that Manchester United have raised the stakes in their quest to sign David De Gea from Atlético Madrid. Hector Rincon confirmed that talks had been ongoing with the Manchester club, but The Times reports that United’s initial bid has been rejected.
Agüero wasn’t selected, Tiago recently quit and Uruguay hadn’t scheduled a fixture so it was a quiet round of international friendlies for Atlético, with only three players pulling on their country’s colours. Luis Perea and Elias both got a run out, as did Ruben Perez, on loan at Deportivo.
Atlético could have received a whopping €109m this past month. Apparently Atleti rejected offers for five of their star players in January, with some of the proposals coming in on the last day of the transfer window. Kun, Forlán, Godín, De Gea and even Mérida were all coveted by clubs throughout Europe, but will stay home at least until the summer.
Atlético goalkeeper David de Gea recently took time out after training to attend an event at Soloporteros, a shop exclusively for goalkeeping equipment. The Spanish youngster spoke about Atlético’s match against Barcelona this weekend, and of his future at the club.
We’ll have to wait another week to break the 11-year hex against our eternal rivals Real Madrid. Forlán’s early opening strike transported us into a seven minute dream state that allowed us to muse about finally ending the curse against los Merengues, but Sergio Ramos’ goal snapped us out of our short-lived trance.
It was obvious to the world at large that what happened yesterday in Alicante was a catastrophe of epic proportions for Atlético. It was a humilitation of the sort that causes lasting institutional damage, tarnishing an ever-fading Rojiblanco brand. But the club’s official site didn’t seem to think so.
Though we remain unbeaten in our last five games in all competitions, the draw against Racing left us all feeling like we had just suffered a loss. Our aloof but always colourful president accurately described the clash as “a mini-fiasco.” Here are some of our post-game notes.
A large part of being an Atletico fan means being left devastated, disappointed and angry every other week, but every once in a while we experience that satisfying redemption that justifies all of our heartache and pain. In an unforgettable 2010, we were very fortunate to witness red and white glory on several occasions, and we were reminded why we are what we are: die-hard Rojiblancos.
After much debate and deliberation, we proudly offer you our First Annual AtléticoFans Player of the Year award! We narrowed down our nominees to our top five selections, choosing the ultimate winner for 2010.