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David de Gea's Real Madrid deal collapses because the club couldn’t open a file

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Reminding us all of how tech illiterate mums can be when opening emails, Real Madrid may have just botched the biggest transfer of the year because they couldn’t open a computer file.

As the saga of Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and his desire to move to Real Madrid has rumbled on, a deal with the Spanish Giants, which would have seen Keylor Navas coming to Old Trafford in return, looked increasingly likely. Until late last night, that is, when reports hit the internet to suggest a snag happened at the 11th hour.

Agent gone rogue? Did De Gea have a change of heart and realise he’d miss the Coronation Street omnibus too much?

No: Real Madrid couldn’t open a computer file containing documents Manchester United insist they had uploaded to FIFA’s transfer Matching System before Monday’s 11pm deadline for European deals.

As admin own goals go, it’s up there.

Suddenly turning into a diplomatic free-for-all, Old Trafford sources were quick to put the blame on their Madrid counterparts, claiming they had a time-stamp from FIFA as proof. As it stands, not much is clearer about the scenario, leaving the awkward possibility that the goalkeeper will be forced to spend the next 12 months pretending Manchester is fine – or else carrying on sulking in the director’s box.

Which, if this statement by Madrid is anything to go by (blaming United), looks to be the case.

Either way, you really knows why they couldn't open that file. Perhaps it has something to do with Real Madrid’s recent promotion with Microsoft 10.

They probably hit the bloody upgrade didn’t they?

[Via: Eurosport]

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