Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has insisted his unwillingness to let first choice goalkeeper, David de Gea leave the club for Real Madrid this summer.
The goalkeeper who was in goal 11 years ago when Nigeria beat Spain the FIFA U-17 World Cup final in South Korea has been on a shortlist of recruitment that Real Madrid is planning.
He is not the only one on the club’s shopping list. Added to that is
Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois but Mourinho wants the 27-year-old Spain’s number one goalkeeper to remain at Old Trafford and attempt to win his second Premier League title.
‘Do you think a club that is trying to attract the best players is the club that is open to sell the best players? It makes no sense,’ Mourinho is quoted by British tabloid, Sunday Mail to have said.
‘If you want to go to that level you have to attract the best players like we did with Alexis, Matic and Pogba and so on. And don’t let our best players go.’
De Gea has developed into one of the world’s top goalkeepers after initially struggling at United following an £18.9million move from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
A £30million move to Real Madrid unexpectedly broke down in 2015 when the necessary paperwork wasn’t filed in time and he made his 300th appearance for United against Huddersfield last weekend.
The 27-year-old shot-stopper has kept 90 clean sheets in 226 Premier League appearances for United.