Manchester United target £12m teenager De Gea

Friday 24 September 2010 11:28 BST

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Louise Thomas

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Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea is a transfer target for Manchester United after Sir Alex Ferguson watched him play in the 1-1 draw at Valencia on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old has been Atletico's first-choice shot-stopper since mid-January and has already started 33 matches for the club.

He starred in last season's Europa League Final when Atletico beat Fulham 2-1.

United are reportedly ready to spend £12m on the teenager as they seek a long-term successor for Edwin van der Sar.

United's current second-choice keeper Tomasz Kuszczak has admitted that he will consider leaving Old Trafford in search of regular first-team football.

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