Real Madrid have been on the lookout for a gifted goalkeeper as a long-term replacement ever since the departure of Iker Casillas back in 2015 while the club was under the reign of Carlo Ancelotti.
Despite the existence of various potential goalkeepers, one of them persisted above all, sustaining as an ever so hot target. Arguably the best goalkeeper on the planet at the moment, David De Gea has been enticing interests from household names in view of his dexterity.
Having spent more than six prolific terms at Old Trafford, De Gea has lifted a Premier League title, an FA Cup, a League Cup and a Europa League.
The shot-stopper has also been named United’s Player Of The Year three times, and has been selected in the PFA Team Of The Season four times. The Spain international has played 300 times for United, and has also won 25 caps for his country.
Los Blancos have been long-term admirers of the United No. 1, having already made multiple recorded attempts to sign him in the past, all of which have pathetically concluded in failure.
However, the Bernabeu outfit’s interest is far from being shattered, as they reignited their pursuit of the celebrated stopper recently, with United tagging him a massive transfer fee.
Although they did so in the hopes of fending off offers from the Galacticos, the Mancunians have designated their notable goalkeeper a hefty price of around £115 million, reports Spanish outlet SPORT.
Besides, the Red Devils are reportedly set to update his current contract, which is currently set to perish by the summer of 2019.
Regardless, the former Atletico stopper is purportedly demanding wages of £375,000-per-week to continue contributing to the Red Giants rather than trying to facilitate his move to Bernabeu, where he could reasonably acquire even further.
Nonetheless, Florentino Perez might agitate the football fanatics by coughing up huge funds for roping in their long-term target, given the extensive financial chamber he possesses.