David de Gea move could be crucial to transfer window merry-go-round

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With the summer transfer window open there is constant speculation about big money moves between the top teams.

In the news recently transfers for the likes of Paul Pogba and Raheem Sterling have been circulating. However, the most movement this summer could be the change in goalkeeper at some of Europe's top sides.

Transfer rarity

It is very rare that talk is heavily focused on moves for goalkeepers,with very few big moves taking place in recent years. However this year could be different, with several big names linked with high-profile switches.

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Possible names that could be on the way out of their respective clubs include Petr Cech (Chelsea), Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) and David de Gea (Manchester United). Each of the players has been linked with a move to another European side and it will be interesting to see what moves do materialise.

Cech interest

Cech has been heavily linked with Arsenal and PSG in recent days, with his goalkeeping coach claiming he wants to make the move to north London ahead of France due to family reasons.

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He would be a great signing for Arsenal as he is an experienced 'keeper who has the desire to win and the competitive mentality that is much needed in the current Gunners side. This could lead to a move away for either David Ospina or Wojciech Szczesny.

Casillas motive

Casillas, much like Cech, has been linked with a move to Arsenal and has also been linked to a move to their north London rivals Tottenham. Seemingly fed up of being ostracised at the Santiago Bernabeu, he could be looking to make a move away from the Spanish capital.

He would bring a vast amount of experience to any side and again much like Cech has that winning mentality that would be vital to teams pushing for success.


Lloris meanwhile has been linked with a move to United in recent weeks, though whether this materialises or not depends on whether United can keep De Gea at the club.

Lloris is seemingly looking to move away to play for a team competing in next season's Champions League and United could offer him this.

De Gea exit on?

De Gea is looking to secure his dream move to Real. After being one of United's outstanding players for the last two seasons he has boosted his reputation massively and is now ahead of Casillas in the Spanish pecking order.

This has interested Real, who are looking to bring in a big name if Casillas is to leave them. In De Gea they would have a young goalkeeper who can develop and become one of Europe's best.

Chain reaction

The interesting thing to consider is that one move could set off a chain reaction of moves that see three or four players switch clubs. For example a move for De Gea to Madrid would then free up Casillas to leave for Tottenham, which in turn would then allow Lloris to move to United.

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