Real Madrid will have to fork out €10m (£7.3m) to Man United keeper David De Gea after failing to complete a deal to bring in the Spanish international during the summer transfer window according to AS.
The 24-year-old had been the subject of constant transfer speculation throughout the summer but a move to bring the Old Trafford star back to his hometown failed and David De Gea now faces a difficult time of it at Man United.
Louis van Gaal has frozen the former Atletico Madrid man out of his first-team squad, preferring to use new signing Sergio Romero as his first choice starter, but the Dutch manager will now have to weigh up his options.
The usually hard-headed boss may have to consider welcoming David De Gea back into the fold, at least until the January transfer window, as he is by far a more consistent performer than Argentine international Romero.
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One wonders how Man United supporters would react to David De Gea’s return to first team matters given his obvious desire to move to Real Madrid.
David De Gea has arguably been Man United’s best performer over the past two campaigns and is now into the final year of his contract with the Premier League side.