Real Madrid’s Chief Scout Watched Courtois And De Gea During FA Cup Clash

Manchester United's David De Gea.

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Real Madrid’s international department chief, Juni Calafat, was present at Stamford Bridge on Monday to scout both David De Gea and Thibaut Courtois, according to reports.

Juni Calafat, who is in charge of Real Madrid’s transfers, was present in London on a scouting mission, and watched Chelsea host Manchester United in a high-profile FA Cup quarterfinal, which the Blues ended up winning 1-0 thanks to an N’Golo Kante goal.

The Los Blancos chief reportedly scouted David De Gea and Thibaut Courtois – two of the best goalkeepers in not just England, but the entire world – as Real continue to remain in the hunt for a suitable man between their sticks.

Current Real Madrid no. 1 Keylor Navas’ future at the Santiago Bernabeu remains highly doubtful, and the La Liga giants look set to replace the Costa Rican at the end of the season.

Thibaut Courtois celebrates after the game.

Reuters / Lee Smith

As per Marca, Calafat scouted the two Premier League shot-stoppers, as well as a few other players, throughout the game, and then spent some time in the “player room” after the full-time whistle, so as to speak with a few club officials.

Real Madrid sending their main scout to watch these two goalkeepers indicates the fact that they will definitely be submitting a bid for at least one of these players, if not both, and get the transfer done as soon as the summer transfer window opens.

Despite the failed transfer in the summer of 2015, David De Gea still remains a highly rated figure at Real Madrid, and the 26-year-old becoming the primary GK for the Spanish national team has only made club president Florentino Perez want him more.

Furthermore, Real Madrid continue to maintain keen interest in Thibaut Courtois as well, and will certainly attempt to lure the Belgian international back to the Spanish capital once this season ends.


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