Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has reportedly agreed to finally sanction the sale of goalkeeper David de Gea to Spanish giants Real Madrid, according to a report in AS.com.
Apparently, the goalkeeper’s errors in the 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint Germain earlier this week have left Van Gaal convinced that keeping him at the club makes little sense considering that his head has undoubtedly been turned by the speculation linking him with a return to the Spanish capital.
However, despite the manager’s change of heart, it by no means suggests that United will just give him up. Chief Executive Ed Woodward is hopeful that the club can regain its status as one of the biggest teams in the world this season, and is supposedly concerned that selling one of their best players to a rival isn’t the best way for the club to grow.
But United have already prepared for de Gea’s departure by bringing in Argentine international Sergio Romero (via BBC) and keeping an unhappy player could have a knock on effect on the rest of the squad going into the new campaign.