The La Liga giants continue to be in the hunt for David De Gea, despite coming close and yet failing to secure his services back in the 2015 summer transfer window. The Spaniard has since signed a new contract with the Red Devils which will expire in 2019, but can be further extended upto 2020.
This long-term contract, coupled with the fact that De Gea’s Manchester United contract has no buyout clause whatsoever, will compel the Los Blancos to cough up an enormous amount of cash to convince the Premier League club to part ways with one of its most important players.
The 26-year-old is, however, believed to be extremely content with his life in Manchester at present. David was apparently unsure of his future in England during Louis van Gaal’s second season in charge at the Old Trafford club, but ever since the appointment of Jose Mourinho as the new United boss, De Gea has been well settled under the Portuguese.
Mourinho deserves a lot of credit for De Gea’s current situation at the Theatre of Dreams, as the Special One pulled an absolute masterstroke by hiring Emilio Alvarez as the club’s goalkeeping coach upon his arrival.
Alvarez and De Gea have shared a great relationship since their time together at Atletico Madrid. In fact, Alvarez was crucial in the Spanish international’s development during his early years, and the pair is currently believed to be working hard together, as they even separately take extra training sessions amidst United’s tight schedule.
With David De Gea more than happy with life in Manchester, Real Madrid will now have to table a mammoth offer – one that largely surpasses Gianluigi Buffon’s £33m world-record transfer to Juventus – to get this transfer done.
Manchester United’s failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League, however, could certainly help their cause.