The Spanish giants have long been linked with a move for United’s shot-stopper and with an official €20 million (£14.45) offer now reportedly made, it looks as if De Gea is edging closer to an Old Trafford exit after four seasons.
United want closer to £36 million for their star man but Madrid president Florentino Perez won’t go higher than £21 million.
De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid for £17.8 million in 2011 but it doesn’t look like they’ll make much of a profit, if any, on that amount as he only has 12 months left on his current contract.
He hasn’t penned a new United deal and so the club will be forced to cash in on their number one this summer.Embed from Getty Images
The 24-year-old Spain international was taken off in United’s final home game of the season against Arsenal on Sunday with a hamstring injury that could rule him out of the club’s final league game, so he could have played his last match for the Red Devils.
Louis Van Gaal did little to quash rumours of an exit after the Arsenal game and made it sound as if the club are resigned to losing their young ‘keeper.
“He is Spanish and his girlfriend is Spanish and he can go to another great club, so it is difficult for him to decide, but the club won’t let him go easily,” Van Gaal said.
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