Although we seem to have an existing system of player valuations and release clauses that by default determine a talent’s worth, not all seem to hit the right spot. Overvaluations and inflation aside, certain players just can’t be given up by their parent clubs – not for all the money in the world.
It certainly appears that it is such a zest that governs the protective manner in which Manchester United guard over De Gea, almost identical to the Spaniard’s own prowess when protecting his goalpost.
And yet, that doesn’t stop Real Madrid from coming along with offer after offer for the world-class shot-stopper, and their most recent one might just make the cut.
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This comes amidst reports that United are readying a new bumper contract worth £350,000-per-week over the duration of five years for the Spaniard.
Further, with Gareth Bale already seeming surplus to requirements with the La Liga giants, it comes as no surprise that Real are primarily interested in swapping the Welshman for De Gea.
While the Reds could potentially do well by signing him in view of Alexis Sanchez’s lack of impact, is the Wales international worth bringing in if they are to lose the goalkeeper that has single-handedly won them points often?
To sweeten even that dilemma, the report claims that Madrid, who are aware of United’s midfield problems, could offer either Toni Kroos or Luka Modric as part of the deal.
Now that certainly seems too good to be true, as the two superstars are arguably the finest midfielders in Europe. Yet it goes on to show just how desperate the Galacticos are to land a player they’ve pursued for years on end already.
Mourinho has already publicly revealed that the Red Devils are in the market for a midfielder, and one does wonder whether this alleged offer will change their ‘unsellable’ stance on De Gea.