Real Madrid seem to have signalled the end of their pursuit of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, for this summer at least.
The La Liga giants have signed Tenerife stopper Carlos Abad-Hernandez on a two-season loan deal to join Keylor Navas and Kiko Casilla in the goalkeeping ranks.
The 20-year-old will begin life in the capital with Madrid’s reserve team, but Real are thought to have the option to buy him on a permanent basis.
A statement on Tenerife’s website read: “Tenerife and Real Madrid have this Wednesday signed a loan agreement for two seasons, with Carlos Abad-Hernandez joining Real Madrid Castilla, the white club’s second team, that plays in Segunda B, being coached by Zinedine Zidane for another season.”
Real have been linked with a strong interest in De Gea throughout this transfer window, but negotiations with United have proved fruitless and they have now signed two different new keepers.
The Spaniard only has one year left on his contract at Old Trafford, and both Real and the player are believed to be willing to wait until next summer to come together on a free transfer.
United were reportedly willing to sell the 24-year-old should they receive Sergio Ramos in exchange, but the defender is expected to pen a new deal at the Bernabeu in the coming weeks.
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