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Why David de Gea shouldn't leave Manchester United to join Real Madrid

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Manchester United’s David de Gea during the match against Crystal Palace

The season is at its tail-end and the rumour mills have been set in motion. Every big team in Europe is being linked to almost every other player, and Real Madrid is no exception.

With a trophy-less season on the cards, the cheque books are flying around at the Bernabeu. After winning 4 trophies in 2014 with a European record streak of 22 wins in a row, nobody expected the Blancos to end without a single trophy by the end of the season.

But now they find themselves facing the said embarrassment and only a major miracle can hand them the La Liga trophy.

The season is yet to be over officially, but that hasn’t stopped Florentino Perez to think about which players to sign in the transfer window. After his worst season as a goalkeeper, it is most likely that Iker Casillas is going to be shown the exit door and the name of the replacement that appears the most is of Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea.

The Manchester United goalkeeper, in contrast, has had his finest season in gloves and he looks to be Madrid’s primary target to replace the legendary World Cup winning captain.

Here, however, are reasons why he shouldn’t join Real Madrid…

Ungrateful Boo-boys

Almost every player that has worn the White of Real Madrid has faced the shame of being booed by the boo-boys at the Bernabeu. Be it Zinedine Zidane or even home-boy Iker Casillas, none have been spared by the hypocrisy of the whistle-lovers.

One look around other European teams, and one could instantly claim that Real Madrid’s fan base are one of the quieters with only a group of fans coming at the stadium with the intention of inflating their tonsils. However, when it comes to whistling and booing their own players, Real Madrid fans are the loudest – at that time, the collective strength of the fans is properly displayed.

This is one of the biggest reasons for the former Atletico starlet to not join the Galacticos. It is almost certain that he is going to have some rough patches in his career and he’s more likely to be booed than backed in those times.


And getting jeered by your own is as depressing as it gets.

His history with Atletico Madrid

De Gea at Atletico Madrid
David de Gea’s past at Atletico Madrid remains a question for him to answer

David De Gea is not only an Atletico Madrid youth product, he was also their star in goal for two seasons before a deal for him was wrapped up by the Red Devils.

Some of his best games in a goalkeeper’s shirt came during his time with Los Colchoneros, and it would be wise of him to avoid joining bitter rivals as a sign of respect to the club that made him.

If he joins Real Madrid, not only is there a good chance that the Madridistas will boo him during his rough patch, but he is also definitely going to get jeered by Rojiblancos fans during Madrid derbies. During those times, a part of him would certainly loathe the decision of joining the ten time Champions League winning team.

Imagine a scenario where he is going through a bad time and, at the same time, also playing against Atletico Madrid. The collective whistles and jeers from every corner of the stadium would probably rip his soul apart.

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