The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a move to Los Blancos for the entire summer transfer window and looks set to join the club before the European transfer window shuts tonight.
Reports suggests a fee has been agreed between the two clubs and Keylor Navas is set to move in the opposite direction as makeweight in the deal to take De Gea to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 24-year-old’s last competitive appearance came in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal at Old Trafford in the penultimate fixture of the 2014-15 campaign and has been left out of all six games for the club at the start of the new season.
Man United transfer news round up: Bundesliga forward deal, £36m striker close, De Gea among three to leave
DEAL CLOSE: Manchester United striker completes first part of medical ahead of transfer to Bundesliga giants
Medical imminent as Manchester United & Premier League club agree transfer
With Sergio Romero making a mistake in the 2-1 defeat against Swansea City, it appears United supporters are unhappy with De Gea’s imminent departure on Twitter:
It’s been obvious De Gea will be going all summer but they haven’t signed a good replacement and alienated his able deputy.
— Tom Adams (@tomEurosport) August 31, 2015
Why didn’t we just get rid of De Gea pre season trying to play the big we’re Man United we won’t be bullied absolute shocking handling from
— Liam (@quinlan_liam) August 31, 2015
Thinking Ed Woodward could receive his P45 in the post tomorrow unless he pull something out of the bag #MUFC
— Andy Reader (@andyreader16) August 31, 2015
We all knew De Gea was leaving But LVG missed a trick by not playing him in the CL That could come back and haunt him later in the season
— Manchesterspeak (@Manchesterspeak) August 31, 2015
Gonna miss De Gea’s style of goalkeeping ????
— Jc (@_jaycee2) August 31, 2015
It’s not like Real have drastically upped their De Gea offer. This could’ve all been done weeks ago & we’d have had a replacement. Shambles!
— ManUnitedTalk (@ManUnitedTalk) August 31, 2015