Real Madrid are reportedly set to launch another attempt to sign David De Gea, and are ready to pay €70 million for the Manchester United goalkeeper.
According to Spanish radio station Cadena SER, David De Gea is still the number one priority for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who is ready to sanction a third assault for the Spanish number one. Los Blancos are ready to pay upto €70 million to finally secure the services of the Manchester United goalkeeper.
De Gea has been the standout player at Old Trafford over the last few seasons, standing as a rock between the sticks for Manchester United. His stellar impact for the Premier League outfit has also seen the Spaniard being regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
This season, De Gea has looked a class apart, having kept a league-high eight clean sheets in 12 outings, in addition to three more shut outs in Europe, conceding a mere seven goals in the process. His exploits in goal for Manchester United though, has put a target on the Spain international’s back.
DAVID DE GEA THIS SEASON;
West Ham ❌
Swansea (A) ❌
Stoke (A) ⚽️⚽️
Saints (A) ❌
CSKA (A) ⚽️
L’pool (A) ❌
Benfica (A) ❌
Chelsea (A) ⚽️
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De Gea has previously been courted by the likes of PSG and Juventus, while Real Madrid have been constantly linked with him over the last three years. In fact, Los Blancos had almost signed the 27-year-old in the summer of 2015 before a delay in paperwork ensured he remained at Manchester United.
The Spanish and European champions even tried signing him this summer, albeit unsuccessfully so as De Gea remained committed to the Red Devils. While the player still seems to be content at Manchester United, Real Madrid are set to launch their third attempt to sign him next summer.
It has been widely reported in recent months that the club has moved on, with Kepa Arrizabalaga their number one target to bolster Zinedine Zidane’s goalkeeping options. But, as per Cadena SER, De Gea continues to remain on top of Florentino Perez’s wish list.
The Real Madrid president also has a figure in mind to land the Manchester United number one, and is ready to fork out €70 million to secure his services. While he does seem to be happy at Old Trafford, it will be interesting to see if all the involved parties do manage to strike a deal for the aforementioned figure.
What seems certain for now is that Real Madrid are likely to sign a goalkeeper next summer, with neither Keylor Navas nor Kiko Casilla managing to convince the president this season. It remains to be seen if Real are third time lucky in pursuit of De Gea, or are forced to turn their attention towards Kepa.