David De Gea’s reps are increasingly confident of securing the Spanish shot-stopper’s long-anticipated move to Real Madrid before the close of the transfer window on the 2nd day of September.
The 24-year old has been exiled from Manchester United’s fixtures so far this season by Louis van Gaal until the transfer saga involving him is being sorted – either he stays or United finally let’s him complete of move to the Spanish capital.
It is understood Manchester United are holding out for £35m and Real are unwilling to pay that amount, despite that, De Gea’s camp – led by super agent Jorge Mendes – maintain huge confidence that a deal will be struck. The Daily Mirror cites ‘sources close to the process’ to say that the deal could even be done next Monday.
The £35m fee United want for their prized goalkeeper would be a world record fee for a goalie, but reports claim a fee of around £30m will likely be accepted by the Mancunian Reds. The Old Trafford hierarchy feel De Gea’s saga could prove a bit of distraction and the team can perform absolutely well without the goalkeeper.
De Gea, once of Atletico Madrid, will be a free agent next summer – as his contract with the Red Devils will expire at the end of this current campaign – so Louis van Gaal’s side stand to lose nothing next summer if they do not settle on a fee to allow De Gea leave this summer.
Argentina international goalkeeper, Sergio Romero, was brought in this summer as a free agent after the 28-year old left Sampdoria at the end of his contract last season. The former AZ Alkmaar shot-stopper has done stupendously well for United in the absence of De Gea and Victor Valdes, who is said to be very close to joining Turkish Super Lig 1 outfit Besiktas on a two-year deal with an option for a third.
Van Gaal takes his charges to the Liberty stadium in south Wales on Sunday to face Swansea City, who United lost to in both home and away fixtures of the Premier League last term.