The David De Gea Transfer Saga Is Back And It's Stranger Than Ever
Just when you thought the 'David De Gea to Real Madrid' transfer rumours had died a death with a dodgy fax machine, last Summer they've managed to rear their ugly head again, only this time with a rather unusual twist.
Manchester United's three time Player Of The Year committed his long term future to the club after his dream move to the Bernabeu fell through, thanks to a piece of knackered technology from the '90s. With the fine form of Keylor Navas during the 2015/16 campaign, which was capped off with Saturday's Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid, it seemed as if Florentino Perez had decided that a move for the United number one was pointless, as he had such a talented and well liked goalkeeper already at his disposal.
Apparently though, according to Spanish radio station COPE, the interest in De Gea from 'Los Blancos' remains, yet a permanent transfer isn't what the 11 time European champions are after. Not immediately, any way.
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With Navas impressing so much, Perez would seek to sign De Gea and then loan back arguably the world's best goalkeeper to Old Trafford for a season, before bringing him back to the Spanish capital where he would then replace the Costa Rican stopper.
No, you're not reading that incorrectly, the President of Real Madrid really wants to treat the Premier League's finest goalkeeper like a promising youngster being bought from a lower division team or European minnow. We can't imagine Jose Mourinho will be too tempted to go along with deal, however.
(H/T Sport Witness)