The Daily Mail claims David De Gea’s family could have the final say over whether the Spaniard leaves Manchester United.
Speculation is rife over a potential exit for United’s number one after reports that the club are going to offer Victor Valdes an 18 month contract after he recently spent time training with the first team.
De Gea, arguably United’s best player, would net the club a huge fee and those closest to him could influence his decision.
However, before United fans get too worried about Spanish Dave’s impending exit, the Mail suggests that there’s every indication that the De Gea unit is perfectly happy in Manchester.
“De Gea has not closed his mind to a move back to Spain but he and his parents, who remain influential, are not actively looking to leave Manchester and recently declared themselves happy and settled in the North West,” reports the Mail.
It’s naïve to suggest that Valdes, who hasn’t played top flight football for a very long time, will immediately replace De Gea in the United line-up.
Officials at Old Trafford will be working frantically behind the scenes to get a deal sorted out and it could be the perfect combination of De Gea and Valdes ready to back him up after United offered him an olive branch.
United have proved in the past that they can pull off this sort of contract renewal, rather than losing a key player, in the form of Wayne Rooney.
Rooney has reportedly been close to leaving United twice, but on each occasion has opted to do a u-turn committing himself to the Old Trafford cause for the good of the team.
United may have to make De Gea the best paid goalkeeper in history to keep him, but his family are reportedly happy and he’s got them out of jail so many times this season already that it’s a no-brainer.