David de Gea’s and Sergio Ramos’ respective moves have taken a huge step closer, after the Metro reported that both had agreed personal terms with their potential new clubs.
The Daily Star previously reported that the goalkeeper was desperate to seal a switch to Real Madrid, which makes his reported agreement with Los Blancos unsurprising. The deal reportedly includes a clause, that will see the stopper pocket some compensation from the Bernabeu outfit should he be forced to see out the final year of his contract with the Premier League side.
However, the Metro now suggest that Ramos has agreed terms ahead of an Old Trafford move, which could mean that both players’ transfers could go through this summer, as the Red Devils have reportedly said that de Gea cannot leave unless the 29-year-old comes the other way.
The Metro report, however, that a fee is yet to be agreed for either player, which could well prove to be a stumbling block to any potential deal. With both players having agreed personal terms, though, it may be easier for a deal to be brokered.
Louis van Gaal may well consider himself the winner of these latest developments. De Gea’s move to Madrid seems inevitable given his desire to go, and the Star report that United are running the risk of losing him for nothing next summer.
However, their hopes of landing Ramos seem to hinge on whether they are willing to let de Gea go during this window. Otherwise, they risked not only missing out on a fee for their key man, but also having to pay a full amount for the defender.
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