Real Madrid are still trying to sign David de Gea on to their squad, and are reportedly ready to sign the Spaniard in the summer transfer window.
FIFA’s transfer ban on both Real Madrid and De Gea’s former club Atletico Madrid seemed to have given rise to rumours that Los Blancos would try to sign him in January itself, but the provisional suspension of the ban means that the two clubs can sign players in the summer 2016 transfer window.
Real Madrid are thus reported to have resumed their interest in De Gea, and are willing to make a move for the Spaniard in the summer transfer window, according to the Daily Mirror, after transfer talks between the two clubs broke down in 2015, with the two clubs hurling a number of accusations at each other.
However, De Gea has signed a four-year extension since then, and has saved Manchester United on many occasions with his heroics in front of goal.
Real Madrid prepared to cough up £30m for De Gea
The Los Blancos authorities know that after signing the four-year deal, Manchester United are not likely to let De Gea go cheaply, and are hence prepared to pay around £30 million for De Gea’s services.
De Gea is currently valued at around £23 million (on Transfermarkt), which Real Madrid are seemingly ready to pay up front. They are apparently also willing to pay an additional £6.5 million as a mark of apology for the mix up in the 25-year-old’s transfer in 2015. Los Blancos are trying to get the better of FC Barcelona in La Liga, and the signing of a top class goalkeeper like De Gea could help them towards their target.