Manchester United’s David De Gea has joined other goalkeepers in the world to support Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Carl Ikeme.
The Nigerian who is to begin chemotherapy returned ''abnormal blood tests’’ during pre-season testing and further diagnosis confirmed he had acute leukaemia.
De Gea took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to inform him that the football family are solidly behind him.
''#KeepStrong Carl Ikeme, all goalkeepers and the football family are with you!,’’ he tweeted.
Stay strong Carl Ikeme, I am sure you will overcome this battle!— Asmir Begovic (@asmir1) July 6, 2017
Thoughts are with you and your family bigman @Carl_Ikeme— Marcus Bettinelli (@marcusbettss) July 7, 2017
My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Great person who is always positive. Be strong, praying for you! @Carl_Ikeme— Ali Al-Habsi (@AliAlhabsi) July 7, 2017
Sending my love to you @carl_ikeme and your family at this time. Keep strong big man, I know you're a fighter!— Wayne Hennessey (@WayneHennessey1) July 6, 2017