Big boost as Man Utd target wants Old Trafford move.
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos wants to sign for Manchester United in this summer’s transfer window, and David de Gea wants to move in the opposite direction, Spanish football expert Sid Lowe has told talkSPORT.
The Red Devils are known to be admirers of the Spanish World Cup winner, and BBC Sport reported earlier this week that the club would not let De Gea join Real unless they had a chance of bringing Ramos to Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal’s side were short of options at centre-back last season, with players like Phil Jones and Jonny Evans failing to impress on a regular basis, while youngsters like Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair played an unexpectedly high number of games, exposing the team’s lack of depth in that area of the squad.
Still, United may now have been boosted in their efforts to sign Ramos, with Lowe now saying he wants the exit from the Bernabeu this summer, though there has not necessarily been a great deal of progress in negotiations.
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“David de Gea wants to go to Real Madrid and Sergio Ramos does want to move to Manchester United,” Lowe told talkSPORT.
“That would imply that this should happen but we’ve got a long way to go still.
“United’s position with Ramos is relatively clear. If Real do not allow them to sign Ramos, they will not let De Gea go.”
It remains to be seen how this one will pan out, but De Gea’s proposed move to Madrid could be complicated by the fact that the Spanish giants signed goalkeeper Kiko Casilla from Espanyol, as confirmed by BBC Sport this week.