Manchester United is set to lose Spanish shot-stopper David de Gea this summer.
The former Atletico Madrid man was a transfer target for Spanish giants, Real Madrid, a couple of seasons ago but a deadline day saga saw them miss out on the 26-year old’s signature at that time.
De Gea went on to sign a new deal with the Red Devils but two years on, he is once again at the top of the transfer wish list for Real Madrid owner Florentino Perez.
The Champions League semi-finalists are currently using Keylor Navas as the first choice shot-stopper this season and current manager Zinedine Zidane is convinced that he is not the right man for the club next season.
He is looking at a number of players for a move this summer but De Gea is at the top of the wish list.
Born and brought up in Madrid, De Gea already played for Real’s local rivals Atletico Madrid and he may not get a warm reception back in his hometown when he travels to the Vicente Calderon, but reports today suggest that he could well be on his way out of the club at the end of the season.
According to English news outfit Daily Record, David de Gea was confronted by the Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho about the interest from Spain.
De Gea was reportedly asked if he wants to move back to his homeland and the report claims that De Gea has revealed that he wants them to sell him this summer.
However, the report also claims that De Gea’s representatives will not try to manufacture a move away from the club.
The current record fee for a goalkeeper was set by Juventus in 2001 when they paid £32.6 million to Parma to sign Gianluigi Buffon.
And the report suggests that Manchester United are not willing to sell De Gea to Real Madrid unless the La Liga side are ready to break that record at the least.
It now looks inevitable and Manchester United are already in search of a replacement.
Barcelona’s Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford, Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel, AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak have all been linked with a move to the club this summer.
They might have to look at more than one shot stopper with their second-choice keeper Sergio Romero also linked with an exit recently.
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