Real Madrid remain keen to land Manchester United stopper David de Gea but will wait until next summer when they hope to land him on a free, according to the latest reports in Spain.
As relayed this morning by the Daily Mail the Red Devils’ goalkeeper is considered the perfect replacement for the ageing Iker Casillas, but though Los Blancos would like to sign him in the summer they’re willing to wait if it means they don’t have to pay over the odds.
De Gea's future
De Gea’s current deal is set to expire next summer, meaning that if Untied can’t tie him down to a new contract before the end of the season they risk allowing his time to wind down without the prospect of adequate compensation.
The Spain international has been nothing short of sublime during Louis van Gaal’s maiden term in England, and if they are to lose him they’ll certainly want a stunning sum.
Operation De Gea
Yet the front page of newspaper AS leads with the headline ‘Operation De Gea’ and goes on to detail how Florentino Perez and co. despite their famous reputation for shelling out, won’t be held to ransom. Put simply, if De Gea truly desires a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, he’ll opt not to put pen to paper on a new United deal and wait until Real can get him for free.
That of course would be a nightmare for the chiefs at Old Trafford. They managed to get hold of Victor Valdes during January but even he can’t offer what De Gea might moving forward. With that in mind it looks like United should be prepared to move heaven and earth to convince him to pledge his future to the club.
They’d be well advised to do so if they don’t want to lose a second superstar to the Spanish capital in the space of a decade.
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