Manchester United could face a fight to keep David de Gea this year, as reports in Spain claim that Real Madrid are keen on the idea of moving for him once the transfer window opens.
Recent speculation has linked the Spanish giants with plots to bring in a new ‘keeper, but Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois was the name being bandied about by most publications. However now Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo suggests that Los Blancos have increased the list of potential imports to two and, unfortunately for United, it’s De Gea’s name which occupies the other spot.
The Spanish starlet has become a key part of the current squad at Old Trafford, despite enduring a rough ride upon arrival in the Premier League. Over the course of the last year he’s showcased why Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to make him the long-term successor to Edwin van der Sar, and as such has attracted the interest of Madrid.
The situation regarding the No.1 choice at the Bernabeu has been a subject of massive debate this year, as Diego Lopez and Iker Casillas have shared the position between making league and cup appearances. However Mundo Deportivo claims that Madrid would prefer to bring in a new talent rather than relying on either of the current pair.
Of course David Moyes would be loathe to let De Gea go, but the allure of Champions League football, coupled with the chance to make a heroes return to his home nation, may be enough to convince the young Spaniard to depart against the odds.