The future of David de Gea is set to become a lot clearer today, after the Metro reported that officials from Manchester United are set to meet with their Real Madrid counterparts.
The 24-year-old has been one of Los Blancos’ main targets this summer (via Metro), and it appears that a move seems inevitable. His contract at Old Trafford is set to expire in 12 months’ time (via Daily Star), which could see him move to the Bernabeu for nothing should he decide to stay for now.
However, the Star are suggesting that United are willing to take their chances, and have decided that they will not accept a cut-price deal for de Gea, just to ensure they receive at least some money.
The Metro offer no indication as to what could be agreed between the two parties. However, it seems that both sides may be happy to let de Gea remain in the Premier League for another campaign.
While United’s reasoning for wanting to keep hold of the Spaniard is clear – based on his efforts last season – Madrid’s business so far this window would suggest that they have already made plans in case they are forced to wait another season before de Gea arrives.
Despite losing Iker Casillas, Rafael Benitez is able to call upon Keylor Navas and Kiko Casilla. Should he sign de Gea, he will have the task of trying to keep three international stoppers happy.
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