Manchester United seem relaxed about the speculation linking their supreme goalkeeper David De Gea with a move to Real Madrid, with reports claiming the Spanish Champions could be back with a bid. United have solidity in their keeping options, and don’t fear any situation arising regarding the Spaniard.
According to an exclusive report in The Independent, De Gea is likely to stay at Old Trafford, as he is enjoying his time under Jose Mourinho, and wants to keep winning trophies. But there is a threat of Real coming back for De Gea anytime, and even if they do, the Europa League champions will have plenty at stake to bargain.
Earlier, reports had stated that the La Liga side had given up their interest on De Gea, but there is a hint of possibility they might consider making a bid.
United have several options of suggesting a deal with Real that involves a straight exchange for star midfielder Toni Kroos, or even a large amount of money that can see the records broken for a transfer of a goalkeeper.
Further report in The Independent state that the English giants are confident regarding their third choice goalkeeper Joel Pereira, as Jose Mourinho too, regards him highly.
The club feels the young player has the potential to be even better than De Gea in the future. Although the 21-year-old isn’t quite ready yet, United will be happy for him to get vital experience and work hard to rise further.
If De Gea was anywhere near leaving the Reds for a life back in Spain, Mourinho would still be comfortable with the dependable Sergio Romero, who stood out with the opportunities last season.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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