According to Spanish media outlet AS, Premier League side Manchester United have decided to slash the price for their star goakeeper David De Gea. La Liga giants Real Madrid were reportedly interested in the custodian since a long time but United had fixed a transfer fee of 45 million Euros. Now the Red Devils have suddenly planned to slash the asking price to 35 million which is closer to Real Madrid’s initial bid of 30 million euros.
Both the clubs are willing to come to an amicable agreement as soon as possible so that a final decision is taken over the De Gea transfer saga. Manchester United players are scheduled to rejoin next monday 6th June for the pre-season training. Louis van Gaal will look forward to this deal to happen soon so that he can find a suitable replacement of the custodian. The team will be travelling to United States of America this month for pre-season friendly games. Several top goalkeepers are already lined up by the club as possible replacment. Tottenham Hotspur’s French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is one of the club’s key targets. Also Manchester united might consider promoting Victor Valdes as the first choice keeper at the club.
David De Gea was one of the star performers of Manchester United last season. With an extremely weak backline, De Gea did a commendable job under the bars and helped Manchester United secure a top four position. The Spaniard has just one year left in his existing contract and had mentioned few months back that he wants to leave United this summer for his hometown club Real Madrid.