David de Gea called up to Spain squad despite losing Manchester United spot

by Sid Choudhary

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been called up to the Spain team for their international matches next month.

De Gea is yet to appear for Man United this season amid speculation he is closing in on a move to Real Madrid.

The Spaniard is hoping for a move to his homeland before the transfer window closes on Monday and, as a result, has been overlooked for selection by manager Louis Van Gaal.

United’s player of the year for the last two seasons, De Gea was left out of the squad who travelled to Club Brugge to secure qualification for the Champions League group stage on Wednesday.

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Despite having played no football so far this season, Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has still called up the stopper. It remains to be seen whether De Gea will actually play any part in the games against Slovakia and Macedonia.

The keeper has got himself caught up in a transfer scandal that has dragged on throughout the summer, with United refusing to sell for a bargain price. Reports suggest that the Reds are holding out for a world record fee for a goalkeeper but Madrid are refusing to meet the valuation.

With the ten-time European champions reportedly readying a final bid for De Gea and the transfer window due to shut very soon, it seems this saga will finally be coming to an end.

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