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Atletico Madrid Sell David De Gea To Man United

Today was not a good day to be an Atletico Madrid fan. First we heard Sergio Aguero announce that he wants to leave Atletico.

Then late tonight we hear that goalkeeper David De Gea is set to join Manchester United, where he will rplace the retiring Edwin van der Sar.

“We’ve been working on it for quite a while, we identified him a while back as one we should go for,” Ferguson told SkySports after the 2-1 friendly defeat to Juventus on Tuesday. “He’s a young goalkeeper, very quick, with good composure and presence. He’s an outstanding replacement for Edwin van der Sar. We were looking for someone with the same types of qualities. One great quality Edwin always had was his composure and organisational ability. David De Gea is very similar that way.”

Two great young talents leaving Atletico to go elsewhere. Will Diego Forlan follow now, that the future of the site has been gutted in 24 hours?

How can Atletico compete with Real or Barcelona when they are forced to sell their best young talent? Ot is their business model now to find young players cheaply and then sell them on for a big profit?