David de Gea is set to marry singer Edurne Garcia next weekend following the expiry of his £375,000-a-week Manchester United contract, with his future still up in the air
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is reportedly set to marry his singer girlfriend next weekend following the expiry of his current £375,000 contract with the club.
No extension has yet been signed with the Red Devils’ starting goalie of the last 12 seasons and United are said to be looking into Inter Milan shot-stopper Andre Onana to replace him.
But de Gea’s mind is going to be focused more on his bride-to-be Edurne Garcia and his wedding guests than his footballing career this time next week, the Spanish reports suggest.
More details of the couple’s ‘big day’ are emerging with claims they have hired an old quarry near the Minorcan port town of Ciutadella for a ‘weekend-long bash.’
De Gea, 32, and Edurne, 37, have a two-year-old daughter called Yanay and began dating 12 years ago shortly after they first met in December 2010 to record a Christmas carol to raise money for cancer kids and their families.
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea (right) and his girlfriend Edurne Garcia are set to tie the knot next week after his contract at the club expires
It comes as much speculation revolves around whether the Spanish goalkeeper will sign a new deal after a difficult season at the football club
Spanish showbiz reporters Laura Fa and Lorena Vasquez claim between 80 and 100 guests will attend the weekend-long wedding.
They have not said if the footballer and his long-term partner will tie the knot on July 1, the day after de Gea’s current Man United contract runs out, or the following day.
The firm said to be organising everything has been named as ‘La Puta Suegra’, an event planner which has an office in Barcelona and says on its Instagram site it is “available for events and weddings across the world.
The name of the firm in English, if directly translated from Spanish, would be ‘The F****** Mother-in-Law.’
There has not yet been any official comment from the company or de Gea and his girlfriend, who are said to have wanted to keep their plans ‘private.’
The footballer’s last post on Instagram just over a week ago showed him bathing in a turquoise blue sea on holiday. He wrote alongside the snap: ‘Relax. Recharge. Contemplate.’
Edurne, a well-known face in Spain, has continued to live in her home country despite her relationship with David although she has made regular visits to Manchester whenever she has a gap in her busy work schedule.
She performed for Spain in 2015 in the Eurovision Song Contest.
United have been linked with potential replacement Andre Onana who starred for Inter Milan in the Champions League final
The Spanish shot-stopper joined Man Untied back in 2011 for a hefty £18million, a record for a goalkeeper at the time in the UK
At the time the couple met De Gea was seven months away from signing for Man United for a British transfer record for a goalkeeper of nearly £18million.
Edurne had already cemented her pop singer status by recording four albums after making a name for herself on the Spanish equivalent of Pop Idol five years earlier.
She described her partner as ‘the world’s best father’ shortly after giving birth to their daughter in March 2021.
The name of the youngster is from the Quechua language and translates into English as ‘My Beloved.’