The plush Cheshire mansion rented by Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been sold for £3.85m – reigniting rumours that the Spanish stopper could be set to leave the club.
The United No.1 is under contract at Old Trafford until 2019 but has been repeatedly linked with a move to Real Madrid in his homeland.
But, with De Gea’s tenancy over, the luxury five-bedroom detached property he called home has been snapped up, subject to contracts.
The Spanish international joined United from Real’s city rivals Atlético Madrid in June 2011 for £17.8 million, then a British record fee for a goalkeeper.
De Gea, 26, almost joined Real in the summer of 2015 before the transfer broke down on deadline day because of missing paperwork.
The rented home, situated in a leafy village eight miles from Old Trafford, comes with a state-of-the-art security system a triple garage.
According to the estate agent blurb, the mansion ‘is in no way overlooked and completely private’ and its new owner will have access to ‘stunning landscaped grounds’.
Leisure facilities include an all-weather tennis court, swimming pool and hot-tub, while there’s also a gym, cinema room, live-in kitchen, and a separate converted two-bedroom cottage for staff.