David de Gea is arguably Manchester United’s only world class player at the moment, and definitely the only man we have capable of getting into any side on the planet. However, according to the Daily Express, Manchester United could lose him if they miss out on the top four.
The Spaniard came extremely close to leaving Old Trafford on transfer deadline day last summer, but thanks to a dodgy fax machine and some super delaying tactics, Manchester United managed to keep hold of him.
Real Madrid’s interest in signing the 25-year old seemed to have cooled of late, but if United fail to seal Champions League football, they could make their move once again.
Spanish football expert Guillem Balague is quoted as saying:
“The plan is to build a stronger side for next season – and the plans have changed from earlier on this season because they cannot find a team to buy Cristiano Ronaldo, which means if Ronaldo stays, they will have to renew his contract,”
“Navas has been one of the heroes for Real but earlier this season, the plan was to go back for De Gea – especially if Manchester United don’t finish in the top four.”
With De Gea recently penning a new long-term deal at the Theatre of Dreams, the ball is now firmly in Manchester United’s court, unless Jorge Mendes (De Gea’s agent) has managed to slip a release clause in the contract. Even if that is the case, it will be hard to prise him away as he is seemingly loving life in England and the Premier League.