Atletico aim to hold on to De Gea
Tuesday 31 May 2011
The new Atletico Madrid sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero is refusing to give up hope of persuading Sergio Aguero and David De Gea to remain with the club.
Goalkeeper De Gea has been lined up by Manchester United as a replacement for Edwin van der Sar, while Argentina striker Aguero last week issued a statement expressing his desire to leave the club. Caminero said: "Aguero is still an Atletico player and my intention is to keep him here. I want to talk with him, see what he thinks and make a decision from that point, but today he is an Atletico player and a player everybody wants." On De Gea, he added: "He remains an Atletico player."
That view seems to contradict the thoughts of United and Sir Alex Ferguson. The United manager said of De Gea last week: "We've been working on [a deal] for quite a while. We identified him quite a while back as one we should go for."
Aguero, 22, has been linked repeatedly to Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Juventus, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.
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