Transfer Balls: David De Gea’s girlfriend is handling Real Madrid’s transfers in The Metro
Transfer Balls: Stella work in The Metro. In a story headline “Manchester United stopper David de Gea is in Madrid to complete transfer to Real Madrid”,
George Bellshaw writes an early contener for our Golden Turd award for football reporting:
Manchester United stopper David de Gea is in the Spanish capital to reportedly complete his transfer to Real Madrid.
The Spaniard is hoping that the two clubs can agree a fee so that he can negotiate his move back to Spain, according to ABC.
We looked at Spanish newspaper ABC’s website. (Unless he’s talking about ABC (USA) or ABC (Aus)? He never says.) We found no word from De Gea expressing his hope for a move to Spain, nor any word of his being in Madrid to sign for Madrid.
Back at The Metro and we are told:
Of course, the keeper is from Madrid and his girlfriend lives there so he does have good reason to be there.
Of course. Either she’s Real Madrid’s chief negotiator or the story is utter balls.
Such are the facts…