Real Madrid President says De Gea must now do what is best for himself.
Following the collapse of a three-team deal on deadline day that would have placed David De Gea with Real Madrid, Spanish Club President Florentino Perez made it clear that Real would not be pursuing De Gea in January and remained adamant that the fault lies with Manchester United.
“We will certainly not sign De Gea in January. The great players are never free. The ones that arrive for free and that are available are medicore players.”
“It’s difficult that a player will remain a year without playing. De Gea has to do what is best for his career.”
Past lamenting the loss for Real and the unfortunate treatment of De Gea, Perez stood firm in accusing Manchester United of dragging their feet on the deal. He even went as far as to cite their history of transfer mishaps including their failure to sign Fabio Coentrao during 2013’s deadline day.
“They [United] tried until the end to renew his deal and only decided to sell him 12 hours before [the transfer deadline].”
“We did our job as best we could. We didn’t get there on time because Manchester did not have the necessary experience to undertake these things on the final day, as was the case with Fabio Coentrao.”
Real Madrid did manage to pick up four different players in the 2015 transfer window including: Carlos Henrique Casemiro, Lucas Vázquez Iglesias, Kiko Casilla Cortés, and Mateo Kovacic. Manchester United pulled in over seven new players for the club including: Memphis Depay, Sergio Romero, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Anthony Martial.