Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists David De Gea is ‘happy’ at Old Trafford and he’s convinced Real Madrid will act amicably should they wish to buy
the goalkeeper this summer.
The La Liga giants have been heavily linked with a move for the
26-year-old this week with reports in Spain claiminig they are readying a £55.1million bid.
Madrid came close to signing De Gea on deadline day in the summer of 2015 but the deal fell through and the Spaniard signed a new deal at the Theatre of Dreams.
Mourinho maintains good relations with Madrid after spending three
years at the club between 2010-2013 and, though he insists De Gea is
happy, he believes Real will speak to him first should they want De
‘I am not going to speak about hypothetical things,’ said Mourinho.
‘The only thing that is real is that he is my player. I am happy with him, I know that he is happy with me, and there is absolutely nothing else.
‘With Mr Perez and his right arm Jose Angel Sanchez, they are some of the people in football that I can say I did not work for them and then it is over.
‘I can say that we are friends forever, big friends. I like them a
lot. Friends speak. Friends are open, friends are honest.
‘So if at the end of the season I want one of their players or they
want one of our players we will not do it through the press that we
are going to exchange messages.
‘We will be very direct. So they are one of the clubs that I am not
worried about at all.’