Fifth tier side, Yeovil Town jokingly rejected David de Gea’s potential transfer on Twitter. The Spaniard took to Twitter on Thursday night and posted a puzzling tweet consisting of a green and white circle.
Before he clarified on Friday that it was a nod to Elche ahead of their Segunda Division play-off match, Yeovil took it as a transfer rumour linking the United’s shot-stopper to their club, who play in a green and white outfit.
The club’s Twitter handle quoted the goalkeeper’s tweet and replied: “Nah not interested, sorry David…” Yeovil’s crest consists of the same green and white colours.
De Gea was reportedly in talks over a £16m bid to buy Elche last year and will be desperate to see them return to La Liga for the first time since relegation in 2015 – with the first-leg of the Valencian side’s semi-final ending 0-0.
Elche need to end their season in better form than their famous supporter did, with De Gea’s starting spot in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side under threat.
The Spanish international has been handed out quite a lot of criticism in recent times due to a disappointing season at the post.
Once considered to be the best in the world, De Gea has suffered a fault-ridden season owing to miserable errors against Chelsea under pressure in the FA cup semi-finals and a howler of a miss against Spurs in the league.
Ole has had his back and has also given him his full support when asked about David’s recent run at the post.
“David has proven it over the years. Form might be temporary, but class is permanent. He’s an absolutely top keeper.” remarked the United boss at a recent press conference.
United’s goalkeeping legend Peter Schmeichel also came to Spaniard’s rescue and proclaimed:
“I see David de Gea as the goalkeeper for Manchester United for many years to come and I think he has been treated unfairly in all honesty.”
De Gea’s future for next season at the club is still undecided. With the talks of Dean Henderson coming back from Sheffield, Solskjaer has some tough decisions to make as for who he wants as his first-choice keeper next term.