While Sir Alex Ferguson used the David de Gea signing story to defuse the media speculation surrounding Ryan Giggs earlier this week, perhaps the Scot has been a little too hasty in speaking about the apparent capture of the Spanish goalkeeper.
Ferguson seemed to think it was a simple case of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s when it came to the capture of de Gea, although the player has claimed that no deal has yet been agreed and that any final talks will wait until after the Under-21 Championship.
De Gea’s lawyer, José Bouzas Aragón said: “News has appeared in various media outlets that Atlético Madrid’s David de Gea has signed for Manchester United. I hereby notify you that it is not true a deal has been signed.
“De Gea will not consider the contract extension offer from Atlético or any other offer until 30 June when he has finished his commitments with the Under-21 national team.”
Atletico Madrid have offered De Gea a new contract which will keep the player at the Spanish club until 2013, although it’s thought that the 20-year-old will make the switch to Old Trafford later this summer.