David de Gea is confident that he will be a Real Madrid player by this time next week, despite the fact the transfer window is winding down and Manchester United have yet to agree terms on his departure.
In what has been one of the most drawn out sagas of the summer De Gea has been continuously linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Deal to be brokered?
With Real and United at loggerheads over how much a deal should be worth however, a transfer is far from done and dusted.
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According to the Daily Mail however De Gea remains optimistic that a deal can be finalised in the coming days, with the September 1 deadline looming large on the horizon.
It’s believed that the Spain international’s agent, the infamous Jorge Mendes, has been drafted in with the sole task of brokering a deal between two of world football’s biggest clubs, and he’s hoping to find a middle-ground of £25million.
Of course pressure is building on the situation as De Gea continues to sit and watch on in the stands whilst Sergio Romero makes the number one shirt his own.
Big decisions made
With Victor Valdes out in the cold many expected De Gea to be the obvious first-choice until his future was decided, but Van Gaal has decided it’s better for him to be left out entirely pending his potential exit.
From the outside looking in the whole situation looks messy, and there are plenty of factors to be taken into account regarding whether or not it will be clarified by September 1.
What De Gea wants
If anything the way Van Gaal has conducted affairs is likely to have reinforced De Gea’s stance that he wants to move to Real, though his club aren’t going to be held to ransom regarding a price.
It’s said in the Mail’s report that Los Blancos are preparing one more bid before the end of this week. If Mendes has his way then amicable terms may well be found. If he fails then De Gea could be left one sorry customer indeed.
United fans, do you think De Gea should be allowed to leave Old Trafford? Is there any hope for him moving forward in England? Let us know in the comments box below.