Manchester United may well be willing to cash in on their world-class and Real Madrid targeted goalkeeper David de Gea, whose contract expires at the end of the 2015-16 season, as the Red Devils have reportedly set a price for the stopper.
British tabloid The Sun claimed on Monday morning that the Spaniard was poised to reject Real Madrid and sign a new deal at Old Trafford, however reports in Spain tell a different story.
Spanish newspaper Marca believe that the Red Devils will sell if the right offer comes in from the La Liga giants, and want that offer to be around €40m.
Here’s a look at the front page of Marca featuring a small headline claiming Manchester United’s €40m value of David de Gea…
Tomorrow’s Marca reporting that Man United value David de Gea at €40m pic.twitter.com/DgWf3AM9LM
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) May 3, 2015
The former Atletico Madrid keeper has been key in Louis van Gaal’s first season in charge; without the stunning performances of the 24-year-old this term, Manchester United would be facing much more of a struggle for a return to Champions League football.
The Spain international made the switch to Old Trafford in June 2011 – as a replacement to Edwin van der Sar – and the fee of £17.8m paid by the Premier League giants remains a British transfer record for a goalkeeper.