As long goodbyes go, this could end up being some kind of record.
Because, ever since he started coming to prominence at Manchester United, we felt that there would be a time in the future when Daivd de Gea would return to Spain.
Our instinct told us that he may move to Barcelona as a mark of respect for his old club Atletico Madrid.
But Real Madrid have been in serious pursuit of the player for years and reports in England have gain suggested that they will make a final move on the player in the summer.
British media outlet, The Sun, says:
REAL MADRID will trigger a £30million release clause next summer to land David De Gea.
The keeper, who has been in imperious form this season and conceded just 1 goal in his last 6 games, seems settled at United since signing his new contract and said this week:
“I’m really happy at one of the biggest clubs in the world, where I feel loved by the fans.”
But we still hold a suspicion that the player will indeed move to Real Madrid before long.
But United fans have to be happy that he has not only stayed but also signed a new contract.
So if and when Real Madrid do come calling, The Red Devils are now in a strong bargaining position.