The Guardian writer has tweeted that Real’s Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas has been offered to the Red Devils as part of the move, which looks a very promising deal indeed for the Premier League giants.
To clarify, the fee – 40m Euros (£29.3m), I’ve heard, but they are saying cheaper in Spain – includes Navas. It isn’t Navas on top. #mufc
— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) August 31, 2015
With Sergio Romero joining earlier this summer, United have given the Argentine shot-stopper a chance as their number one in their opening six games of the season, though he has not always looked entirely convincing, particularly in the 2-1 defeat at Swansea City this weekend.
Not quite in the same bracket as De Gea, Romero could now settle for a backup role in Louis van Gaal’s squad, with Navas arguably more befitting of being first choice for a club of United’s size.
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The 28-year-old has not managed to establish himself as a regular at the Bernabeu, but shone at previous club Levante, as well as for his national side, for whom he has won 61 caps and played at a World Cup.
Reports from Marca earlier today back up Taylor’s claims that Navas could be included in the deal.