When a club is in no position where it can be forced to sell a player over an issue that has to do with money; then it becomes difficult to stampede such club into hurriedly doing business over one of its best. Such is the case with Manchester United, who are in no position to be forced to do business with Real Madrid, despite De Gea’s insistence on leaving Old Trafford this season.
Real Madrid have not hidden their desire to sign De Gea, but United don’t want to sell the Spanish international on the cheap. Madrid’s reluctance to meet United’s valuation of the player has boosted the club’s confidence of keeping hold of their prized possession beyond current window.
Manchester United are believed to have slapped a transfer fee of £45 million on the 24-year old; a fee, Madrid consider to be on the high side. As long as both European giants continue to maintain their stand on how much the player is truly worth, the saga may continue, which of course, favours the Red Devils.
De Gea was a key member of the Red Devils’ team, which secured fourth spot in the league last season. His heroics helped Wayne Rooney and his team mate secure the last Champions League spot last season; and it is no surprise that Louis van Gaal is reluctant to let the former Spanish youth international leave the club on the cheap.
The longer the saga continues, the more confident United are of keeping the player beyond the summer.