Manchester United and Real Madrid have seemingly been locked in a David de Gea battle for pretty much every summer over the last few years. That is a trend that will once again continue throughout this window, as the rumours just won’t go away.
Now Sky Sports News’ Guillem Balague is claiming that the Red Devils have named their rice if they are to part with the 26-year-old. The La Liga expert states that Mourinho would be willing to sell De Gea, but only if they receive Alvaro Morata and £22million in return.
That is quite a hefty price, but, for one of the best in the business then you can understand why United are trying to charge so much. This is a goalkeeper who is still to reach the peak of his powers, and he has been a joy to watch over the last few years.
“Morata said last night his dream is to stay at Madrid… but he’s looking for a way out. Nothing from Milan at this point, MUFC want him.” Balague is quoted as saying.
“Mourinho (strangely) willing to sell De Gea for €25m (£22m) and Morata. Chelsea divided between Lukaku & Morata. He would like to play in the PL.”
As for Morata, I like him, but he’s not that 20+ goal a season man that we’ve been craving for. If Zlatan Ibrahimovic doesn’t get kept on (in my opinion he won’t), then his goals need replacing and I’d much prefer to see us splash the cash on someone who is tried and tested in the Premier League.
With that said, Mourinho has worked with Morata before and he knows the Spaniard’s game inside out from their time together at Madrid. So, we just have to trust our boss who got every single one of his transfer decisions 100% correct last summer.