New Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui is keen to make a good first impression on his new employers, after being unceremoniously sacked by the Spanish FA just days before the Spanish national team began their FIFA World Cup campaign in Russia.
Now, after his appointment at Real Madrid, the former goalkeeper is going head first into transfer activity, and one of the first players on the agenda appears to be Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.
The new Real boss has been very impressed by De Gea after managing him for a brief period with the national team.
And with President Florentino Perez apparently feuding with former manager Zinedine Zidane over acquiring the services of the custodian, it may be fair to assume that the club will back a bid for the impressive goalie.
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But De Gea isn’t the only one Lopetegui is looking to bring to the club. Several reports have suggested that Real are planning a squad overhaul after a disappointing domestic campaign, wherein they meekly conceded the La Liga crown to Barcelona and failed to live up to the qualities that brought them Champions League gold for the third season running.
With De Gea’s departure from United seeming serious doubtful, another goalkeeper linked with a move to the Galacticos is Alisson Becker from Roma, along with defenders Jerome Boateng and Alvaro Odriozola also thrown into the mix.
Real Madrid have been making transfer news upfront as well, with Lopetegui also hugely impressed by current Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski.
The Poland striker could be brought in to sure up the striking department, which is lacking a cutting edge amid reports of Gareth Bale possibly leaving the club for more playing time.