The Manchester United stopper never made the move to Real this summer.
De Gea’s failed transfer documents: pic.twitter.com/5GTlsEFZ40— SocialRMadrid (@SocialRMadrid) September 9, 2015
It was the defining story of the transfer window, would David De Gea stay at Manchester United or make his way to Real Madrid?
In the end the deal looked set to be completed on the final day of the Spanish window but, it fell apart. The deal was not done in time, despite a reported fee of around £29 million and Keylor Navas being agreed for the player, as reported by Goal.com.
Since then it has been a case of claim and counter claim, with United blaming Real and Real blaming United.
Now Florentino Perez has been speaking about the incident, confirming that Real will not be moving for De Gea in January and with papers from the failed deal being shown on Twitter.
"We will certainly not sign De Gea in January.
"Madrid did its job as best it could. We did not get there on time because Manchester does not have the necessary experience to tackle these things on the last day, as happened last year with [Fabio] Coentrao."
The papers clearly show the time as 23:00 English time, meaning the window had slammed shut in Spain and that De Gea was going nowhere.
The Manchester United stopper started recently for Spain but is yet to make an appearance for the Red Devils this term. He is now set to return to the starting XI for the game with Liverpool this week after the unconvincing form of Sergio Romero.