Manchester United may have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, after Spanish football expert Sid Lowe suggested that the 29-year-old is keen on a move to Old Trafford, the Daily Star report.
The Star report that the 29-year-old is now van Gaal’s top defensive target after Borussia Dortmund stalwart Mats Hummels agreed a new contract with the Bundesliga side.
And Lowe explained that a deal could be possible, as Ramos would be open to the idea of leaving the Bernabeu this summer.
“David de Gea wants to go to Real Madrid and Sergio Ramos does want to move to Manchester United,” he said.
Lowe revealed that Ramos’ future is also crucial to any deal being done for the United goalkeeper.
“United’s position with Ramos is relatively clear. If Real do not allow them to sign Ramos, they will not let De Gea go,” he added.
While Louis van Gaal may have more pressing concerns, especially considering their current lack of depth up front, the addition of an experienced centre-back should elevate the squad going into the new season.
As well as the injury problems that plagued much of the first half of the last campaign, the youthful look of the back four often meant that mistakes were made, and de Gea was frequently called upon to bail them out. Ramos would be able to provide some extra stability that may give the Red Devils the kind of confidence they will need to go after the Premier League title.
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