Well well well! It looks like Real Madrid are back in for David De Gea.
The De Gea to Real Madrid transfer saga has been running for a few years now. We thought Madrid had got their man a couple of seasons ago, but a last minute goof up in the documentation ensured De Gea’s stay at Old Trafford.
It looked like United might eventually part ways with their number one this summer, as Real Madrid looked to put in a monster bid for the Spaniard. But things might have changed in the last few hours, as David De Gea’s proposed transfer to Real Madrid might be off.
According to renowned ESPN journalist Sid Lowe, Real Madrid may stick with Keylor Navas for the upcoming season as a reward for his performances this season.
“Not because the board doesn’t rate the Manchester United player, not even because they don’t think he is an upgrade — they do — and not because they don’t see the value in seeking another goalkeeper (De Gea is four years younger).
“Not, in short, because they don’t want to — they do (and it is not entirely unthinkable that things don’t shift).
“But because Navas has earned the right to stay, because the dressing room is on his side, and because Zidane wants him to continue… and Zidane has just won the double. Don’t touch what works.
“So, Navas stays and De Gea doesn’t arrive, even though he was convinced he was coming, just days ago.”
But reports are now coming in that Real Madrid will test De Gea’s resolve with one more bid before the window ends. The defending European champions will put a bid in for around 46 million pounds for the United’s number one.
It might be a tough deal to crack though, as Jose Mourinho will not want to let his number one leave this late in the window.
Real Madrid always get what they want, which is why they will want to bring De Gea to the Santiago Bernabeu. De Gea’s silence tells us that he would be very keen on the move.
Let’s see what happens!