The move didn’t materialize at the final moment. And the reason behind this is late paperwork. Manchester United’s goalkeeper David De Gea’s intended transfer to Spanish giants Real Madrid failed at the last moment.
Neither clubs amde any official announcement, but the transfer window closed in Spain on Monday. The move that would have sent De Gea to Real Madrid in return for custodian Keylor Navas and £29 million has fallen, according to BBC.
Spanish report claimed that Manchester United is responsible for the entire episode, as with the transfer window in England open till Tuesday, the Premiership giants failed to produce papers to the Spanish football federation headquarters on time.
The Old Trafford outfit has a receipt to show a supporting document which proves it submitted papers within the stipulated time limit.
The social media was flooded with the news of breakdown.
United Completes Revenge On Real By Spoiling De Gea Move, Claims Spanish Media
The Spanish media firmly believes that the Red Devils adopted delaying tactics deliberately to avenge the Sergio Ramos deal fiasco earlier this month.
Spanish football expert Guillem Balague told Sky Sports News on Tuesday that United were unable to submit documents on time which cancelled the move.
“Everything was agreed, there was a little bit of a battle of figures but everybody was waiting in their places,” Balague said. “The Spanish media are fuming and saying this is revenge for what happened with Sergio Ramos.”
The Spanish League’s refusal to register the transfer means Real Madrid now will have to appeal to the FIFA for authorizing De Gea’s move to the Spanish club.