Former Premier League midfielder Robbie Savage has claimed that Manchester United should offer David De Gea to Real Madrid in their attempt to complete a summer move for Gareth Bale.
The pundit – who began his career with the club without making an appearance – conceded that the goalkeeper had been United’s best player this season, but suggested in his column in the Daily Mirror that now Louis van Gaal appears to have steadied the ship at Old Trafford, they should focus on getting the fear factor back in their team.
“Fortune favours the bold, and if Manchester United want to build on their recovery, they should try to swap David De Gea for Gareth Bale,” he said.
Savage believes that his countryman could be part of a front three – along with another forward who as the Daily Mail report, has been linked with the side recently, and current captain Wayne Rooney – that could rival some of the best attacking trios in the world.
“Rooney, Bale, Cavani.
“Now that is a strike-force I’d pay money to watch – a front three to compete with Messi, Neymar and Suarez at Barcelona or Ronaldo, James and Benzema at Real,” he explained.
And despite his exceptional performances – which have seen him nominated for the PFA Player of the Year – De Gea is expendable, according to Savage, as the club already have a ready replacement, and another top goalkeeper could be on the market come the end of the season.
“If United have to lose De Gea as part of the process, so be it.
“They already have Victor Valdes, Barcelona’s first-choice for years and a Spain international, on board – and if they want to sign another top keeper this summer,Petr Cech looks like he will be leaving Chelsea,” he added.