In a rather comforting news for all the Manchester United fans, it is believed that Real Madrid will not be bidding for David De Gea in the summer, instead the Spanish giants have agreed a loan deal for the River Plate goalkeeper Augusto Batalla.
United fans have been fearing the worse as De Gea is yet to sign his contract extension and Real Madrid constantly hovering around the player but as it now emerges De Gea is set to for a prolonged stay at old Trafford after Real Madrid have ended their pursuit of signing De Gea.
Over the weekend, Rover Plate president Rodolfo D’Onofrio confirmed the loan deal for Augusto Batalla to Real Madrid. The Argentine will join the European Champions in the summer for an initial 1-year loan deal with an option of buying him later on.
Rodolfo D’Onofrio said: “The contract is still not signed, but in June Augusto Batalla will go to Real Madrid for a year, with the option to buy for a high price at the end of that year.”
It is believed that Real Madrid have run out of patience from De Gea who constantly refused to commit to Madrid’s interest and kept on stalling them. Madrid are looking for swift negotiations to replace the outgoing Iker Casillas who can no longer be trusted with the #1 Goalkeeper duties at Bernabeau.
Kyler Navas played his first game of the year when Real Madrid hosted Lavante. Madrid hierarchy have identified Navas as the long-term goalkeeper with Augusto Batalla as the effective understudy. Augusto Batalla,20 is expected to go on and become one of the best goalkeepers in the future.
All of this would mean that David De Gea is set to see out his long-term future at Manchester United and will be made the best-paid goalkeeper in the world whenever he decides to pen down the new contract at Old Trafford. De Gea will be offered £140,000-a-week contract with a release clause of almost £50 million.