Manchester United star David de Gea has been urged to stay at the club by former manager Quique Sanchez Flores, who is now in charge of Watford, according to reports from the Mirror.
De Gea was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid during the summer, but the transfer broke down after a late submission of paperwork to the Spanish Football Association.
And despite the Spain international penning a new Man United deal, De Gea is still expected to depart due to a £30million release clause inserted into his contract.
However, Watford boss Sanchez Flores, who gave De Gea his debut for Atletico Madrid, has urged the 25-year-old to continue his career with the Red Devils ahead of the two sides’ clash this weekend.
“When I arrived at Atletico Madrid he was third-choice keeper and after one month he was first, because he was amazing.
“I am really pleased with the evolution of David. He is in the top three best goalkeepers in the world. He has everything.
“I got a present after two years when we separated – it was a watch, antique, golden on a chain, that I have kept – so he is a very lovely guy.
“It would be perfect for David and for the Premier League to keep him in English football for long.
“He has learned a lot playing here in England.”
The Spanish gaffer also joked that he is praising the United goalkeeper too much, because he needs his team to score past him at Vicarage road on Saturday.
Flores added: “I’ve talked too much about De Gea because our objective is to score goals past him!
“When he sees my comments his confidence will grow and it will be very difficult to score goals past David De Gea.”