David de Gea could buy Spanish club

David de Gea could buy Spanish club

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea could buy Spanish second division side Elche according to reports from Sport.

The United goalkeeper is said to have entered negotiations with Elche major shareholder Jose Sepulcre through his agent Christian Bragarnik, but talks have cooled recently.

If the deal was to go ahead it would cost the Spain international around €18million (£16million) with the club currently placed 12th in the Segunda division table.

De Gea has a strong connection with Elche and is a season ticket holder at the club having spent part of his childhood in the area, with his father having been born there.

Pique Club

Gerard Pique, de Gea's former international team-mate, purchased Spanish club FC Andorra last year and recently took over a stake in another side, Gimnastic Manresa.

Elche host Rayo Vallecano on Saturday and were promoted from the third tier in 2018, with their most recent involvement in La Liga having been in the 2014-15 campaign.

Should the deal materialize, the United keeper will just be among players who have stakes in other clubs with others including Didier Drogba (Phoenix Rising), Ronaldo (Real Valladolid), Paolo Maldini (Miami FC) among others.

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