Jose Mourinho is ready to let David De Gea join Real Madrid in the summer, but under one condition, suggest the reports in Spain.
United’s talented goalkeeper has been linked with a return to the Spanish capital for quite some time, and the deal even came close to completion in 2014, but ended up falling apart in the final moments of the transfer deadline day due to a broken fax machine.
However, the Los Blancos have continued to remain interested in the world-class shot-stopper ever since, and they may finally end up securing his services this summer, as per latest reports.
According to Spanish publication Don Balon, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is willing to let David De Gea join Real Madrid after the end of this season, but only if the La Liga giants sell one of their top stars to Manchester United in return.
The Special One is rumoured to be interested in several Real Madrid players, including the likes of Brazilian central midfielder Casemiro, and Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez. And if the Portuguese does end up getting one of his preferred transfer targets, he will agree to sending United’s no. 1 in the opposite direction.
However, given the fact that David De Gea is currently one of the best goalkeepers in the world, Manchester United will also demand a transfer fee around £61 million along with a player in exchange, the report adds.
Mourinho does want David to prolong his stay in Manchester, but given the 26-year-old’s eagerness to return to his homeland, coupled with Real Madrid’s enormous desperation to sign the former Atletico Madrid man, Jose believes the summer of 2017 to be the right time to cash in on the superstar.