Manchester United have been lucky enough to have one of the best goalkeepers on the planet recently, with David de Gea once again proving his worth this season. The Spaniard, now 26, seems to be constantly linked with a move to Real Madrid, and that is the case again here.
According to Don Balon in Spain (translated via the Express), Manchester United have agreed to sell De Gea to Los Blancos this coming summer, but only if James Rodriguez is coming the other way in a swap deal; a move that Real Madrid are fine with happening.
The report says that Florentino Perez has said that the deal can happen and now it just comes to a transfer fee. Madrid value Columbian Rodriguez at somewhere around the £50million mark, with the Old Trafford side looking to pay closer to £33million.
At the end of the day, it has always felt to me like De Gea would leave us for Madrid eventually, and we just have to be happy that he’s given us a good amount of time in between the sticks.
Will a move happen this summer? It’s probably too soon to say right now but honestly, I wouldn’t be wholly surprised if he left.
Obviously, he’d need replacing and that is a job that Mourinho will be more than aware of and I’ve no doubt he’ll be looking at potential replacements.
There is also no doubt that James Rodriguez is a wonderfully gifted footballer, and if we were to sign him, he would be a simply sublime addition.