Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has admitted that the transfer saga between his team and their Spanish Goalie David de Gea is not favourable to both the parties as the custodian is pushing for a move outside Old Trafford before this window gets over.
Even before the transfer window begun, there were lot of talks between United and Spanish Giants Real Madrid over the transfer of De Gea to Santiago Bernabeu. For this move to happen, United demanded a world record fee of over £35m for the 24-year-old and want Madrid’s star defender and newly appointed skipper Sergio Ramos involved in the deal. And the move was stalled by Real Madrid as they went on to sign Espanyol goalie Kiko Casilla as a replacement for Iker Casillas.
But in the recent days, those rumours have come out again and United’s manager Van Gaal has come out and said that the situation is not favourable for both De Gea and the team and hinted that the goalie wants to leave the club.
After a 2-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in a friendly at Chicago, Van Gaal said We have a situation that is not favourable for David de Gea, but neither for us and neither for the club that maybe he wants to go (to).
He also mentioned that De Gea made a mistake for the second goalie which was scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He also mentioned that mistakes are common and if the Goalie commits a mistake, that’s the difference.
‘Poor’ I cannot say but he made a mistake. That’s not poor. Everybody can makes mistakes but when a goalkeeper makes a mistake it is mostly a goal and that’s the difference, he added.
If this move manages to go through, it will be interesting to see the goal keepers’ situation in Real Madrid as they have made Costa Rica International Keylor Navas their new number 1 after the departure of Iker Casillas to Porto.