Real Madrid star Dani Carvajal has claimed that even David de Gea "doesn't know" whether he will join Los Blancos in the near future after his move from Manchester United to the Santiago Bernabeu collapsed on Spanish transfer deadline day. Carvajal admitted that his compatriot is affected because he wanted to play for the La Liga giants but hopes he will overcome the disappointment soon.
The future of the 24-year-old goalkeeper at Old Trafford remains uncertain as his current contract is due to expire at the end of the campaign – meaning he is still able to make his move to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer as a free-agent. But Spanish newspaper AS reported last week that he may eventually renew his deal at United because he believes Louis van Gall will keep him in exile this season unless he agrees a new contract.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez last week refused to confirm whether the club would make another move for the keeper in January, although he admitted that some time ago they reached agreement with de Gea for him to join the club at the end of his contract in the summer of 2016. "From now on, I have no idea what will happen. This is an issue that has just happened and we still can't talk about it yet. I just can say what we did and what we tried. Today this is not the issue. We have much to talk about and discuss," Perez said to Cadena Ser.
Carvajal, who has been with de Gea during the international break, has now added fuel to the speculations after claiming that even the United keeper doesn't know where his future lies.
Questioned by Cope whether de Gea will join Real Madrid next summer once his contract at United expires, he said: "I have no idea. I think he even doesn't know what he will do. He doesn't know. It looked something done but collapsed. He is the victim and cannot do anything else.
"I have a good relationship with him. He has lived a few days that have been a little strange. But he has to face reality, to know who owns him and when coming to the national team to help as much as possible," he said. "He is not low morale but a little bit affected. He wanted to play in our team (Real Madrid) and in the end it was not possible. But he's a strong boy and he will be recovered soon."