English Premiership

Perez: De Gea deal unlikely

2016-06-01 13:22
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Cape Town - Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has poured cold water on speculation that the club will try to sign David De Gea again during the upcoming transfer window.

De Gea was set to join Los Blancos last year on transfer deadline day with current shot-stopper Keylor Navas heading in the opposite direction, but after failing to submit the necessary paperwork the move fell through at the last minute.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding Navas' future at the Santiago Bernabeu, he enjoyed a spectacular season in the Spanish capital.

The Costa Rica international conceded only three goals and kept nine clean sheets in 11 games on route to winning the UEFA Champions League after beating neighbours Atletico Madrid in the final.

Now, Perez feels it would be difficult to accommodate two world-class goalkeepers after Navas established himself as a reliable pair of hands between the sticks.

"I am not the one who has to decide," Perez told Marca. "I would say it is very difficult to manage two great players in that position."

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