De Gea not focused on Atletico future
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea will make a decision about his future at the end of June, the highly-rated youngster said today.
De Gea has been closely linked with a move to Manchester United in recent months, while Atletico are keen to tie the 20-year-old down to a new contract, with his current one running until 2013. However, De Gea insists he is putting any thoughts about where he might be playing next term aside until after the season, with his current aim being to help Atletico get into the UEFA Europa League.
When asked about the speculation regarding his future and what his decision would be if a club paid the €25 million buy-out clause in his contract, De Gea told Marca: "I've not thought about this at all. I have a contract here and I will decide my future on 30 June.
"I'm calm. So many things have been said about me that now I could be at any team. I don't think that talking so much is good for anyone, I could be at any team, but I'm at Atletico Madrid. If God wants I will continue many years at Atletico. I'm calm, enjoying myself here and with the objective of getting the team into Europe. I'm not thinking about anything else.
"Atletico offered me a renewal, but until 30 June I will do a lot of thinking. Then I will talk about my future."
De Gea, who insists he is comfortable at Atletico and that money is not always the most important thing, was also asked if he sees himself playing in the Premier League with team-mate Sergio Aguero, who has long been linked with a move to England.
"No. I see myself playing with Kun, but at Atletico," said De Gea. "Now we can only think about the two games we have left to get into Europe."
Atletico are currently seventh in the La Liga standings, level on 52 points with sixth-placed Sevilla and three clear of Espanyol in eighth. The Rojiblancos play already-relegated Hercules tomorrow and then complete their season away to Real Mallorca next weekend.