Manchester United star David de Gea's camp are confident of securing the goalkeeper’s protracted switch to Real Madrid before the transfer deadline of September 1, or so say reports.
The Daily Mirror today claims that a deal is likely to be struck between the two parties on Monday, with it believed that United may be prepared to budge on their pre-determined asking price of £35million.
Over the course of the summer both Real and United have wrangled over De Gea’s future, with the Spanish stopper having just one year left on his current deal at Old Trafford.
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United want their Madrid-based counterparts to break the world-record fee for a ‘keeper by splashing out £35m on De Gea, though Los Blancos have been unusually stringent and are refusing to be held to ransom.
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That looks like a tactic that may well pay off. The Mirror say United should now be willing to do business at close to £30m, as they feel that moving De Gea on is the best thing to do for the club since he’s been frozen out this year by Louis van Gaal.
Despite the fact that the 24-year-old has won United’s Player of the Year award twice in a row he’s made it clear he is open to a move to Real by way of rejecting the offer of an extension with the Red Devils.
As a result it’s logical that United offload him for money now rather than retain an unhappy player only to see him walk away on a free next summer.
Besides, with Sergio Romero having looked relatively comfortably in between the sticks this year there’s minimal risk involved in letting De Gea leave. Who will serve as backup to Romero in a full-time capacity remains to be seen.
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