Manchester United keeper David De Gea agrees terms on Real Madrid contract

Manchester United keeper David De Gea has agreed terms on a contract with Real Madrid worth over €5million-per-year, according to Spanish source Marca.

The 24-year-old Old Trafford star has been frozen out of Louis van Gaal’s first-team set-up as talk of a possible summer transfer persists.

Van Gaal has seen summer signing Sergio Romero keep clean sheets in two Premier League fixtures to date, at home to Tottenham and away at Aston Vila, whilst De Gea hasn’t even been part of Man United’ match-day squad.

Marca state that Man United want €40m (£28m) for De Gea, but Real Madrid will consider offering keeper Keylor Navas as part of a deal in order to keep the price down.

The Spaniard moved to Man United in 2011 from his hometown club Atletico Madrid, and initially struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League. The custodian has since matured into one of Europe’s most reliable goalkeepers and has just a year to run on his current contract (via BBC Sport).

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Louis van Gaal has conducted a fair bit of transfer activity thus far this summer, with the Dutch manager signing Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and the aforementioned Romero, whilst the likes of Robin van Persie, Nani, Angel Di Maria and Tom Cleverley have left the club.

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