Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly urged the European champions to pursue a move for David de Gea at the end of the campaign. The Spain international came close to leaving Old Trafford for the Bernabeu in September 2015, but a faulty fax machine scuppered the deal.
De Gea has since been voted as the Premier League’s best keeper in each campaign, and United are now planning negotiations over a long-term deal beyond June 2019.
According to Don Balon, Ronaldo is in favour of a move for De Gea as he would provide a sense of calm in the backline. Both Ronaldo and De Gea share the same representative in Jorge Mendes, and the former Manchester United forward feels the move would also benefit the super-agent financially.
However, an approach is still far from the cards with manager Zinedine Zidane preferred to stick with Keylor Navas for the number one position. The La Liga holders were linked with a number of shot-stoppers to replace the 30-year-old in goal, but Zidane has maintained his support for the Costa Rica international.
De Gea has kept six clean sheets in the opening seven Premier League games, and the Spaniard will seek kept to extend his tally on Saturday when United take on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Anfield.