David de Gea has announced he is leaving Manchester United as a free agent after 12 seasons at Old Trafford., meaning CHELSEA are now free to wrap up a transfer deal.
Sky Sports News reported last month that De Gea’s future was in the balance and that both parties were exploring their options, and after much thought, both sides have now concluded the time is right to part company.
United are looking at various options and are holding positive discussions with Inter Milan over signing Andre Onana.
WHAT HAS DE GEA SAID –
“I just wanted to send this farewell message to all Manchester United supporters,” De Gea wrote on social media.
I would like to express my unwavering gratitude and appreciation for the love from the last 12 years.
“We’ve achieved a lot since my dear Sir Alex Ferguson brought me to this club. I took incredible pride everytime I pulled on this shirt, to lead the team, to represent this institution, the biggest club in the world was an honour only bestows upon a few lucky footballers.
“It’s been an unforgettable and successful period since I came here.
“I didn’t think from leaving Madrid as a young boy we would achieve what we did together. Now, it’s the right time to undertake a new challenge, to push myself again in new surroundings.
“Manchester will always be in my heart, Manchester has shaped me and will never leave me. We’ve seen it all.”
COULD HE END UP AT CHELSEA?
CHELSEA are in the market for a new stopper that has proven himself at the top of the game – and although De Gea is not the man he was a couple of seasons ago – he is still a world class goalkeeper.
Now he is a free agent – we do expect Chelsea to make an offer – but we are sure a number of clubs will come calling for the man