The goalkeeper’s move from Manchester United to Real Madrid falls through
La Liga have confirmed that they failed to receive any paperwork from Real Madrid over the transfer of David De Gea, after it emerged that the goalkeeper’s move from Manchester United had fallen through.
No official announcement has been made by either club, but reports in Spain suggest that Real Madrid were responsible for the deal collapsing.
Earlier on Monday, a deal had been agreed by the two sides for the transfer of the 24-year-old, only for Madrid to fail to get the paperwork in on time.
As part of the deal which would see De Gea return to his homeland, United were also planning a swap deal with Madrid for keeper Keylor Navas to come the opposite direction.
Madrid and United are both trying to convince FIFA that the deal for De Gea was over the line, but unlike in England, Spanish clubs cannot gain any additional time to handle their transfer dealings.
If Madrid do not succeed in forcing the transfer through, then De Gea will return Old Trafford to compete for his place in the United first-team.
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