Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Will David De Gea leave Manchester United this summer?

Will De Gea leave Man Utd this summer? / Image via theguardian.com

Will De Gea leave Man Utd this summer? / Image via theguardian.com

Manchester United have been woken up by the concerning news that Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea could leave Old Trafford as early as beginning of June for an overdue transfer to Real Madrid.

Spanish shot stopper was subject of a collapsed deadline transfer to Real Madrid last summer when he was ultimately ended up staying at Manchester United due to late submission of documents which sparked a war of words between Manchester United and Real Madrid with both clubs refusing to take the blame and pointing fingers at each other.

De Gea’s paperwork was not filed before the midnight Spanish transfer deadline leaving goalkeeper distraught about the late twist to an incredible day. Real Madrid were working into the early hours of the next day to try and persuade the Spanish authorities to sanction the deal, but strict rules in La Liga forced the deadline deal to collapse.

Manchester United insisted they had prepared everything in time and some to spare, pushing the blame to their Spanish counterparts and causing bad blood to stir between the two European powerhouses who were engaged in big business endeavours in the past.

With their relationship torn apart, it appeared that Manchester United and Real Madrid would not be involving in business for the time being, but the latest twist is suggesting otherwise.

Contract Conundrum

Having been left in the cold the Spanish goalkeeper completed a U-turn which saw him sign a new deal with Manchester United back in September.

David De Gea put pen to paper to a four-year deal taking his salary from £40,000 to whopping £200,000 a week.

The 24-year-old custodian was delighted to sign a new deal with Manchester United claiming that Old Trafford was an ideal place for him to continue to develop his career. De Gea decided to put a difficult summer behind him, going on to become one of club’s most important performers in what has been another disappointing season.

Seeing that Red Devils failed to clinch Champions League football the summer in front of us is sure to bring plenty of excitement and some of the transfer reports have already raised a couple of eyebrows this week claiming that De Gea accepted to sign a new deal with Manchester United, but only after a release clause and an exclusivity option for Real Madrid was inserted.

Spanish media outlet AS are suggesting that De Gea’s contract contains a £40 million clause which remains active for another month, claiming that the goalkeeper himself has encouraged Real Madrid to make a move and complete deal before 15 June.

Manchester United are reportedly obliged to sell their prised possession should Los Blancos match the amount anytime before the deadline. It remains unclear whether Florentino Perez will be keen to enter the talks this early in the summer, but Real Madrid president has always been a huge admirer of David De Gea and could be tempted to snatch the Spaniard just at the beginning of the European Championship finals in France.

Should Spanish giants fail to submit a bid before the deadline, AS reports, Manchester United would afterwards be free to set their own price for the goalkeeper.

De Gea’s Demands

Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year for 2015-16 season has this year become the first player to win the coveted award in three consecutive seasons, but it will apparently not prevent David De Gea from reigniting his interest in leaving Manchester United.

Red Devil’s No. 1 is already giving new thought to his future at Manchester United and increased reports of the deteriorated relationship with the manager Louis van Gaal have just added fuel to fire.

David De Gea is allegedly awaiting the Board to make moves towards replacing Van Gaal at the helm and is ready to press for transfer should Dutchman stay be confirmed. Another year without Champions League football is the undesired prospect for the Spaniard, who could be tempted to stay if Jose Mourinho arrives to replace Van Gaal.

Former Chelsea manager has been reported to have a pre-contract arranged and his first mission would be to try and keep the 24-year-old goalkeeper in the club.

David De Gea is keen to see the situation solved before the beginning of Euro 2016 which kick off on 10 July. The Spanish international is getting ready for a trophy-chasing campaign in the competition his side La Roja have been given the odds of 11/2 to win.

European title would only increase De Gea’s value and it is believed that all parties involved are interested to see De Gea’s future position resolve as soon as possible.

Will De Gea leave Manchester United this summer?


Milos Markovic

Formerly a Chief Editor at the largest sports site in Serbia Sportske.net, Milos Markovic is an avid football writer who contributes to a variety of online football magazines - most prominently Soccernews.com and Futbolgrad.com. His feature articles, editorials, interviews and match analyses have provided informed opinion and views, helping the football aficionados keep up to date on relevant events in world football.



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