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David de Gea has not been sent home, says prominent Spanish journalist

Published 10/06/2016

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea

David de Gea has not been sent home fro Euro 2016, according to prominent Spanish journalist Guillem Balague.

Allegations in the Spanish press are said to have led to De Gea, 25, being dismissed from the Spain squad on the day of the opening fixture between France and Romania.

"De Gea has not been sent home. He is in the hotel with the national team. There is a court case on the way. Innocent till proven guilty," tweeted Ballague.

De Gea is expected to be Spain’s first-choice goalkeeper at Euro 2016 after serving as deputy to Iker Casillas at the 2014 World Cup, having being named United’s Player of the Season for the third consecutive year last month.

The former Atletico Madrid stopper joined United in 2011 for a fee in the region of £17.8m, a deal which represented the largest fee a British club has paid for a goalkeeper.

The Spain squad is scheduled to hold a press conference on Friday evening. It is not known if De Gea will be in attendance.

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