The Manchester United No. 1 has made his mind up to not have a repeat of 2015, when his move to Real Madrid collapsed on deadline day, and finalize the transfer well in advance this time around. As a result, the goalkeeper has decided to use his super-agent Jorge Mendes to get his wish.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who has been a long-term admirer of De Gea, is ready to launch a £50 million bid to land his favorite shot-stopper.
Los Blancos had an agreement for signing the Spaniard in 2015 for just £29 million, but they are not deterred by the anticipated hefty price tag on the player during this window.
Sensing the opportunity to fulfill his dream of moving to Real Madrid yet again, De Gea is said to be adamant on forcing himself out of Old Trafford.
Although the 26-year-old is aware of the bad relationship between the English and Spanish heavyweights over the last few years, he still has faith in his agent to work his magic and get the deal done.
Manchester United had earlier informed Real Madrid that De Gea was not for sale, and the unpleasant episode involving Alvaro Morata’s transfer will only add to Jose Mourinho’s resolve to not do business with the Champions of Europe.
Meanwhile, the two clubs, who are currently training at the same UCLA base in Los Angeles, are set to fight it out in a pre-season fixture on 23rd July.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.