Whenever a Spanish player excels at a club that is not Real Madrid or Barcelona, they are inevitably linked with a transfer. This time the rumor concerns David de Gea of Manchester United. The Spanish goalkeeper is desperate to become Spain’s number one goalkeeper. This ambition can be fulfilled in Manchester, but could a move to Real Madrid be possible this summer?
De Gea has a season and a half left on his contract at Manchester United. If he does not renew before June, the speculation about his future will only increase. There have been previous reports that United will offer him a new and improved deal. Whether this becomes a reality is yet to be seen.
For now, the rumors will continue to fly. De Gea is a former Atletico Madrid player, but that would not stop him from joining Real. Iker Casillas’ time is numbered at Real, and De Gea would be the perfect replacement. He is Spanish, world class, and would not cost a huge fee given his contract situation.
Another twist in the tale suggests that United would only part with De Gea if Real agreed to sell them Gareth Bale. Soccer fans Dave and Brit Morin agree that involving Bale in the deal is slightly more complicated. Bale is a key player at Real with many years left on his contract. United would have to part with close to 100 million euros to sign Bale. A cash plus De Gea deal is possible, but unlikely.