Saturday, 7 March 2020

Real Madrid attempt to lure David de Gea this summer

Real Madrid will reportedly attempt to lure Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea to the Bernabeu again in the summer.

The La Liga giants are a long-time admirer of the player, and almost signed him in 2015 before a delay in the necessary paperwork prevented the move from taking place.

De Gea signed a new contract in September, but with his form dipping in recent weeks United may be willing to cash in at the end of the season.

And according to The Sun the Red Devils would demand a fee of around £70m for the 29-year-old.

De Gea was born in Madrid, and started his career at Real's bitter rivals Atletico before making the move to Manchester in 2011.

Since then he has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, yet he has made a number of high-profile errors recently, including dawdling on a clearance and allowing Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin to score last weekend.

There have been calls for on-loan keeper Dean Henderson to replace the Spaniard next season after impressing for Sheffield United.

It remains to be seen whether Madrid are willing to pay such a high asking price for de Gea, especially given the fact they splashed out £35m on current No.1 Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea just two years ago.

After he signed his lucrative new contract with United, which runs until 2023, De Gea said: "It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club and the opportunity to continue my career at Manchester United is a genuine honour.

"I am committed to continue repaying the fans for all of the care that they’ve shown me during the good times and the bad."

De Gea is next in action on Sunday when his side take on bitter rivals Manchester City in the Premier League.

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