De Gea was on the brink of joining Madrid in 2015.

Real Madrid offered David de Gea £66.7 million to leave Manchester United

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Leaked documents have revealed Real Madrid offered £66.7 million to tempt David de Gea into leaving Manchester United last summer, according to Sky Sports, as per Football Leaks.

This is the latest in a number of high-profile players' contracts released by the website, with the Spaniard reportedly offered a six-year contract worth £9 million-per-year, alongside an £8.4 million signing-on fee, by Real owner Florentino Perez.

Los Blancos' approach ultimately failed, though, after a summer deadline day deal fell through. Keylor Navas has since become the club's first-choice 'keeper despite not being viewed as the 'Galactico' desired at the Bernabeu.


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Following months of speculation linking him with a move away and after being dropped to the bench as a result, Spain international De Gea eventually agreed a new contract with the Red Devils worth a a reported £200,000-per-week.

A number of brilliant performances over the last two seasons have seen the 25-year-old win United's Player of the Year award back-to-back - an achievement only matched by Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Amidst times of adversity for the 20-time league champions in recent campaigns, De Gea has been a shining light amongst mediocrity at Old Trafford.

Louis van Gaal's side have largely struggled both going forward and defensively since he took over, yet his Spanish goalkeeper has consistently performed to win his side vital points.


However, with Zinedine Zidane now in charge at the Bernabeu, De Gea could yet be offered another chance to complete what many believed to be his dream move. Real have refused to comment on the reported document revealing what they offered.

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