Over the past few months, transfer chatter has dominated the sporting headlines with Manchester City’s recent signing of young England hopeful Raheem Sterling, David De Gea’s future at Old Trafford looking uncertain and Petr Cech’s move from Chelsea to bitter rivals Arsenal.
It is therefore safe to say that, despite it being three weeks to the start of the next season, football pundits have had their work cut out trying to keep up with all the footballing gossip.
But above all else, one team has dominated the back pages and the transfer market. With the recent signings of both Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger, as well as the release of Robin van Persie to Fenerbahce, Louis van Gaal and his band of Red Devils have been making waves in the world of football.
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Now, despite all the speculation at the end of the season about an almost certain move for shot-stopper David de Gea to Real Madrid, transfer talks in this area appear to have gone cold recently leaving many wondering if ‘the transfer of the summer’ will actually happen.
However, this all may be about to change after Madrid’s recent sale of Iker Casillas to Porto. Los Blancos will surely be looking for a keeper to take his place.
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Sergio Ramos has also been tipped for a move away from Madrid after rumours that the Spanish centre back doesn’t wish to renew his contract with the club and is looking to move to new horizons.
With the departure of dear friend and long term teammate Casillas, this move looks increasingly likely, as Ramos has already made his feelings known about the clubs ‘mistreatment’ of the Madrid number one after speaking out against Jose Mourinho’s decision to drop him to the bench back in 2012.
After the Red Devils' mediocre last season, many fans pointed the finger of blame at the back four and their lack of experience being the reason for their team’s downfall. A hole in United’s game that Van Gaal has yet to plug despite his recent spending spree.
It seems as though United and Los Blancos could formulate a deal that could benefit them both, as they have done so many times in the past with the transfer players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel di Maria between the clubs. A deal involving the swap of De Gea for Ramos is now therefore very much on the cards and would be difficult to pass up for both clubs.
But would the Reds benefit from selling their star shot stopper in order to better their defence? And would Real Madrid consider De Gea worth one of their all-time great defenders?
Questions that can only be answered by the start of the coming season. Questions that will therefore be answered in just three weeks.
Would De Gea for Ramos be a good swap deal for both clubs? Let us know below!