Manchester United goalkeeper might be staying at the Old Trafford for one more season as Real Madrid gives Keylor Navas the number 1 jersey at Real Madrid to indicate that he will become the first choice goalkeeper at the Bernabeu and De gea might have to fight for his place if he is eventually signed to the club.
The Madrid goalkeeper, Keylor Navas had worn the No. 13 shirt, which has now been given to new €6 million signing Kiko Casilla. This might mean that either Real Madrid have lost interest in their long term interest, De gea or that Manchester United have decided not to sell the goalkeeper to Real Madrid. Manchester obviously prefer to keep their prized asset who has been a big savior for them so far and will be ready to allow him move to Madrid for free after his contract expires next season. Madrid however have the option of Navas to hold the fort till De gea finally decides to come in to the club. This move was made by Madrid after they allowed their number one goalkeeper Iker Casillas move to Porto after 25 years in service for the Spanish giants.
De Gea was signed to the Old Trafford by United long standing and well achieved manager Sir Alex Ferguson from Atletico Madrid in 2011, and the fantastic goalkeeper has gone on to win Manchester United’s player of the season on two occasions, and is widely regarded as one of the best goal-keepers in the world.
Manchester United will however have sold the goalkeeper to Real Madrid on the condition that the Spanish club had also allowed their captain, Sergio Ramos to move to the Old Trafford from the Bernabeu. But Real Madrid chose to reject £28.6 million bid the Red Devils made for the defender and Madrid captain but still kept after De Gea.
United at this point have decided to allow the goalkeeper walk at the end of his contract for free and rejected a £25 million bid for the goalkeeper.
This move by United could be one that will help the season or not but is a fantastic gamble as De gea is the kind of goalkeeper that can make or mar the season of his side and United have done well to hold on to the player and risk everything. The end of the season will tell if this idea is a good one though or not.