La Liga giants Real Madrid are expected to reignite their interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.
Both clubs reached an agreement over a transfer last summer, but the deal collapsed on the transfer deadline day as the necessary paperwork was not submitted before the transfer window in Spain shut down.
Following the fiasco, the 25-year-old signed a new four-year deal with the Red Devils and publicly claimed that he wants to stay at Old Trafford.
However, Spanish journalist Guillem Balague claims that Los Blancos are still interested in the player and will attempt to activate the player’s release clause of £30 million. It is believed that the release clause was inserted in De Gea’s contract when he signed a new deal back in September.
Balague said in a Q&A’s session on Sky Sports: “Real Madrid will go David de Gea again. There is already a buy-out clause in his contract at 30million. Real will go for him at that price; that ‘s for sure. People will question why there is a need to go for De Gea if Keylor Navas is playing so well. But De Gea will be Spain’s No 1 for the next decade, that ‘s the quality of ‘keeper they’ll be getting.”
The Spanish goalkeeper has featured in Premier League PFA Team of the Year for two consecutive seasons. He also won Manchester United Players’ Player of the Year and Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year accolades for the past two seasons.