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David de Gea's transfer decision 'not down to money'

United have reportedly offered the Spanish shot-stopper a lucrative new deal.

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The Manchester Evening News' Stuart Mathieson has written in today's paper that David de Gea's future will not be decided by money. United have apparently offered their star goalkeeper "a King’s ransom," though no matter how greedy a king we're talking, de Gea is said to be having none of it.

Poor Dave is instead said to be facing an "inner turmoil" over whether or not to move to sunny Madrid or stay in the admittedly slightly less-sunny Manchester, though he'd apparently be earning even more for having to suffer the oppressively leaden skies of the dusty wasteland that is the post-industrial north. Once again, it's all Thatcher's fault.

Back on topic, Mathieson doesn't really tell us anything we didn't know, but pretty much confirms what we'd all have guessed. And doesn't everyone like being right? The ball is still very much in de Gea's proverbial court, where he's engaging in some proverbial keepy-uppy. All we can do is sit and wait. As you were ...