Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says he hasn’t spoken to David de Gea about the collapse of his transfer from Manchester United.
The deal look set to go ahead after a summer standoff between the clubs came to an end on Sunday. Keylor Navas had also agreed to go in the opposite direction, with Los Blancos also paying 30 million euros.
But the deal collapse at the last minute after it emerged the paperwork had not been sent on time to the football authorities in England and Spain.
Ramos and de Gea are both on international duty this week, and when asked by reporters if he had spoken to the shot stopper, Ramos said it wouldn’t be right to discuss a player at another club.
“I haven’t spoken to [De Gea] – sincerely, we haven’t spoken – and I don’t know what opinion he will have but. well, life is like that. Sometimes, in some moments, it’s our turn to experience it and deal with it in the best way possible. Everyone has to take responsibility for his reality and show his best level where he is,” he said.
Ramos added: “I’ve had the day off and the truth is I’ve been a little disconnected. I can’t tell you anything. To talk about a footballer who isn’t a Real Madrid player would be a lack of respect to any of my team-mates and, in that sense, we have two great goalkeepers and it doesn’t depend on any Real Madrid player.”