David De Gea, 2013. © Saul Tevelez
David De Gea, 2013. © Saul Tevelez

It has been termed as the “most talked-about deal” this season. Will David De Gea move to Real Madrid before the transfer window closes? The transfer window closed on 1 September and still it was unclear whether De Gea’s transfer was complete.  Now, its official – David De Gea will not move to Real Madrid.

According to the Spanish newspaper Marca, the transfer did not happen because the documents submitted was “password protected” so the Real Madrid bosses could not “open the documents” and hence could not “complete their half of the deal”.

This new development means that:

  • David De Gea’s agent Jorge Mendes could face the axe. According to an article published in The Independent, the goalkeeper hired Mendes to assist with the transfer process but now that the Spaniard is stuck at Old Trafford for now.
  • With only a year left before the contract at United ends, De Gea’s future is uncertain and even if he stays at Manchester United, has his confidence been shattered?
  • Keylor Navas will stay at Real Madrid despite knowing the reason why he is there is because De Gea’s deal fell apart.

United had given a transfer value of £28 million whereas Real Madrid offered £12 million and now Real blames Manchester United for the fallen deal.

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Recent reports suggest that the final transfer paperwork was submitted before the transfer deadline but was not opened. Now the Football governing body FIFA is involved in this issue after an appeal made by Real Madrid for De Gea to be signed outside the transfer window. This is how fans on Twitter reacted to this news:

The 24 year old joined Manchester United in 2011 and was not included in the the Premier League opening games.

So far, United have signed up Pedro and more recently Anthony Martial in which they parted with £36 million.