Manchester United signs David de Gea from Atletico Madrid

Posted on by SoccerPunter

David de Gea has joined Manchester United on a five-year contract after the English Premier League champions confirmed they had reached agreement with Spanish side Atletico Madrid for the transfer of the goalkeeper on Wednesday.

He joins Phil Jones and Ashley Young in moving to Old Trafford to take Sir Alex Ferguson’s spending to £50 million this month.The 20-year-old passed a medical this week, having become a European Championship winner with Spain Under-21s last weekend.

He now has the responsibility of succeeding Edwin van der Sar as English champions United’s new number one following the veteran Dutchman’s retirement last month.

Although no fee was disclosed, reports have suggested United may have paid as much as 18 million pounds (US$29 million) for de Gea, pushing manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s pre-season spending to about 50 million pounds after Phil Jones and Ashley Young both arrived at Old Trafford earlier this month.

“I feel very proud and I can’t wait to start playing here,” said de Gea in an interview with MUTV, United’s in-house television station.

“When a club the size of Manchester United comes in for you it obviously makes you very, very happy.

“I saw their interest as an extra motivation to work even harder to show off my ability.

“It’s a great privilege to be part of a club like United and I’m keen to do my best and show what I can do.”

He joins Tomasz Kuszczak, Anders Lindegaard and Ben Amos as United’s squad goalkeepers.

De Gea won the Europa League and the European Super Cup with Atletico, but he is yet to win a senior cap for Spain with the tough competition of Iker Casillas, Pepe Reina and Victor Valdes ahead of him in the pecking order.

Be the first to comment:

Write a detailed comment of at least 350 characters to earn a reward point.
Results and Fixtures

Top Soccer Tipsters
Today Predictions in Tipsters Competition
Unknown mbhanderi posts a In-Play Over/Under - 1st Half tip on FC Dordrecht vs FC Volendam
1 minute ago
Unknown Veeaicee711 posts a In-Play 1X2 tip on Ermis vs Karmiotissa
6 minutes ago
Unknown Jandi07 posts a Over/Under - 1st Half tip on FC Dordrecht vs FC Volendam
21 minutes ago
Unknown Jandi07 posts a Over/Under - 1st Half tip on FC Dordrecht vs FC Volendam
21 minutes ago
Unknown ThinkTank posts a 1X2 tip on Greuther Fürth vs Paderborn
24 minutes ago
Unknown ThinkTank posts a 1X2 tip on Würzburger Kickers vs Eintracht Braunschweig
24 minutes ago
Unknown ThinkTank posts a In-Play 1X2 tip on Ermis vs Karmiotissa
24 minutes ago
Unknown ThinkTank posts a In-Play 1X2 tip on Enosis vs AEL
24 minutes ago
Unknown dranoel posts a In-Play Over/Under - 1st Half tip on Teplice vs Jablonec
26 minutes ago
Unknown Andekuba096 posts a 1X2 tip on Olympique Lyonnais vs Metz
27 minutes ago
Superior H2H Statistics
H2H Home Team Advantage
H2H Away Team Advantage
Top Football Clubs
Worst Football Clubs
Top Draw Teams
Good Home Teams
Poor Away Teams
Platinum Membership Testimonial

Top Singles Tipsters
In-Form Tipsters
Out of Form Tipsters
Tipsters Competition
Tipsters Competition Review
Membership
Soccer Predictions
Soccer Tips
 

Be a fan of our Twitter and Facebook Page
Soccer Analysis
Arbitrage

Arbitrage Picks

Arbitrage is an effective way to make guaranteed profits without losing your money.

Soccer Statistics H2H

Soccer Statistics

Analyze soccer matches, inclusive of past results, head to head stats, today match fixtures, live soccer odds, players and team form.

Livescore

Livescore

Check the latest and fastest live score results for all football matches. Know who are the goalscorers, yellow card and red card offenders.

Soccer Bet Help
Pick a Country or Region

Get the listings of soccer leagues and competitions for each region, including past seasons results and football statistics.

Match Preview and News

Copyright © 2002-2020 SoccerPunter Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved.