Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes the latest rumours regarding a swap deal involving David de Gea and Sergio Ramos can't be true.
Tweeting about 'reports' linking the Red Devils with a £40 million move and De Gea for the services of Ramos, Neville has insisted that they 'can't be right' despite having nothing against the Real Madrid defender.
Ramos, of course, has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent days, with his future at the Bernabeu seemingly in doubt. Numerous reports have claimed that Manchester United do have an interest in the Spanish international, with Louis van Gaal and Co. seemingly determined to improve the club's back-line ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.
There's no doubt about it, at 29-years of age, Ramos is recognised by many as one of the leading defenders in world football, so would certainly make quite the coup for the club, as they go in search of maintaining a Premier League title push next term.
The signing of Ramos, though, may well come at a cost, with De Gea seemingly heading out of the Old Trafford exit gates.
The shot-stopper, who has picked up United's Player of the Year award in the last two campaigns, is without a doubt one of the best young goalkeepers in world football, and may well head back to Madrid this summer after previously plying his trade at Atletico.
Neville not convinced
Neville, though, clearly doesn't think much of these latest rumours, as he stated on Twitter: "These reports saying 40m plus DDG for Ramos?? Please no! Nothing v Ramos but it can't be right.."
One thing's for sure, Manchester United are most certainly doing the right thing by targeting Ramos in the deal involving De Gea. At the end of the day, the goalkeeper has just one year remaining on his current deal at Old Trafford and seemingly has his heart set on a move to the Bernabeu, so the Red Devils are going to lose him sooner or later.
And Ramos would make a wonderful signing for the club. At 29, he'd prove the established, experienced defender the club are clearly in need of, so don't be surprised if this link rumbles on over the coming weeks.
But, surely United wouldn't part ways with £40m and their No.1 goalkeeper for the services of Ramos. At the end of the day, however good Ramos is, that doesn't quite make sense. Ok, because of the situation United are in with the goalkeeper, it wouldn't exactly come as a major surprise if the Red Devils hierarchy had to spend money on the defender, but these links are not realistic.
Of course, United have splashed the cash over the last year, but they may be better moving away from Ramos and setting their sights on another top name. It's an interesting saga.
Manchester United fans: How much is Ramos worth? Have your say in the comments section below!
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