Real Madrid have reportedly reached an agreement with United goalkeeper, David De Gea over a proposed transfer to the Bernabeu, but the two clubs are yet to agree a transfer fee.
As claimed by Goal, De Gea’s move to Madrid could have been completed but the only stumbling block is the two clubs inability to agree a fee.
The Spanish goalkeeper – who was brought in by former manager, Alex Ferguson, in 2011 to replace Van Der Sar – is expected to join Los Blancos this summer after he reportedly rejected a lucrative £200,000-a-week wages to stay at United.
De Gea’s recent trip to Madrid recently prompted speculation that the deal will soon be finalised, but the former Atletico Madrid shot stopper denied the rumour, saying he is only in Madrid to “rest”. He, however, went on to say he would be returning to Manchester United to join the team for pre-season training.
United are playing hard ball over the transfer as they also want Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos. Meanwhile, reports have had it that the Premier League club will only sell De Gea to the Spanish giants if they get to sign Ramos.
Ramos is thought to be unhappy at the Bernabeu as he wants to earn wages close to the ones earned by the club’s other super stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
Another reason is the club’s treatment of former manager, Carlo Ancelotti was sacked as a result of the coach’s inability to win any trophy last term.
United are believed to have been resigned to losing De Gea, and they have earmarked Tottenham’s Lloris and Ajax’s Cillessen as possible replacements. Stoke’s Begovic is also a reported target but the Bosnian is said to be on his way to Chelsea to replace legend, Petr Cech – who joined Arsenal recently – on the bench.
De Gea’s heroics last season helped the Old Trafford club to a fourth place finish, thereby making them qualify for the next season’s Champions League.