It has been the saga of the summer, and now, with one day left until the transfer window closes, it seems David De Gea will finally be leaving Manchester United.
The goalkeeper looks like being on his way to Madrid, with cash and Keylor Navas going in the opposite direction.
After the goalie was frozen out by manager Louis van Gaal, it became pretty clear he would be leaving, but United fans still held out hope they could keep him – until it emerged negotiations with Real Madrid were nearly complete, a fee had been agreed, and De Gea would be leaving after all.
Here is how the internet reacted.
Jorge Mendes is a popular guy…
Jorge Mendes helped Manchester United to signed Anthony Martial & now he asks the club to let go of De Gea. [cope]
— Man Utd Stuff (@ManUtdStuff) August 31, 2015
People are not happy…
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 31, 2015
Woodward flies to Spain:
United fans: He's going to get De Gea a new girlfriend.
Lol. He went to sell your best player to Madrid for £20m.
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) August 31, 2015
Not sure what the last three weeks of dropping De Gea from the squad has achieved. Just delayed the inevitable.
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) August 31, 2015
One thing that doesn't make sense though, we could have sold De Gea weeks ago & had longer to find a sufficient replacement without rushing.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) August 31, 2015
Real Madrid apparently paying £20 million for David De Gea.. Idiots! Could get half of Anthony Martial for that!
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 31, 2015
De Gea will go….money always talks. The guy's in love…and not just with donuts 🍩!
— Peter Spencer (@PeteSpencer007) August 31, 2015
Now with Chicharito's departure, only De Gea & Powell are left at the club who started the game against MK Dons on Aug 26, 2014. Rest sold!
— Rahul Singh (@forevruntd) August 31, 2015
Oh, and given Keylor Navas seems to be going the other way, United fans might want to take note of this…