Spanish and European champions Real Madrid will once again test Manchester United’s resolve in the summer with a record move to sign goalkeeper David de Gea. The 26-year-old has been annually linked with a switch to the Bernabeu since his failed transfer in the summer of 2015, where a faulty fax machine delayed transmission of necessary documents prior to the deadline.
According to The Mail, Los Blancos are likely to plan a mega-spending spree in the summer after having endured one of their toughest campaigns in the Spanish La Liga. The reigning champions are already 16 points behind leaders Barcelona, and it is suggested that president Florentino Perez will make significant changes to the squad ahead of next season.
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane are being eyed in potential world-record deals which could cost £200m each whilst Los Blancos are also willing to pay up to £100m in order to urge United to do business for De Gea.
De Gea has been content with his progress over the past few seasons, and United should withstand any kind of offer in the summer as they are unlikely to get a player of a similar calibre in a short span of time. The Spain international has been as influential as Romelu Lukaku’s in the attack front, and United should rather think about committing him to a fresh deal beyond 2019, unless he forces his way out of Old Trafford.