United Have Already Picked The Replacement Of Real Madrid Target David De Gea

Manchester United's David De Gea.

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Man United goalkeeper David de Gea continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with Real Madrid believed to be waiting on their heels to land the Spaniard in the summer.

Zinedine Zidane’s side has got off to a terrible start in La Liga, which is why Los Blancos have all but submitted the Spanish league title to rivals Barcelona. Real instead fight for a top four finish, and the Frenchman wants some big names to arrive in the summer.

The European champions did not enter the market in January, but are believed to rake in the cash for their principle targets, which include David de Gea.

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And United are not holding back either, as reports suggest that the Mancunian club has identified two keepers to fill in the void if De Gea does leave in the summer.

According to a report in Spanish outlet Don Balon, the two chief targets for United are Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Bayern Munich star Manuel Neuer. It is stated that Jose Mourinho wants to waste no time, and believes he can land either of the players in the summer.

Manuel Neuer warms up before the match.

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De Gea has one more year left on his contract, as Real are speculated to be in search of a keeper despite having Keylor Navas as their No. 1 custodian.

Their interest in the Spaniard is a long standing one, as they want to avoid the 2015 saga, wherein the player was almost on the verge of switching to Madrid before failed paperwork hampered his return to the Spanish capital.

De Gea is said to be happy at Old Trafford, and a new contract is being planned, with Mourinho stating days earlier that they want to keep the player and offer him a deal that could fend off all interest.

However, as per Don Balon, the shot-stopper isn’t keen to sign a new deal, and has his heart set at the Bernabeu.

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Written by Rajdeep Saha 

Sports journalist with stints across print, digital and television. Contribution to each medium has been thrilling. Experienced in writing for this passionate game called football. Journalist by choice and passion.


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