David de Gea was forced into signing a new contract with Manchester United by Louis van Gaal, according to reports.
The Spanish goalkeeper has been in the middle of a transfer saga that has spanned three transfer windows now, and both Real Madrid and the player himself have shown an interest in becoming allied forces. However, United have made it difficult for Los Blancos to complete a move, and have rejected every offer for their star so far.
According to Spanish publication Diario Gol, De Gea was actually intent on leaving the club. However, he faced immense pressure from the then-United boss Louis van Gaal, who forced him to put pen to paper on a new four-year deal.
Since then, the reigning La Liga and Champions League winners have not really made a formal approach to sign the goalkeeper, but it is understood that he is still eager for a move back to his hometown.
Real appear to have resurrected their interest in the 26-year-old shot-stopper this summer, but United reportedly have fresh terms on the table as well.
The English giants are naturally desperate to hold on to their no.1, and are prepared to go all out in order to ensure that he remains at the Theatre of Dreams. The new contract should see De Gea earn a pay rise that will match the amount a number of top players in the Premier League earn.
If things don’t work out in their favor once more, Real will then turn their focus on to city rivals Atletico Madrid’s goal-keeper Jan Oblak, who they see as a possible alternative option.
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