manchester united


By Tom Finn

According to reports in Spain carried by the Daily Express Manchester United is bracing themselves for what they know will be a very lucrative offer for goalkeeper David De Gea from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Real Madrid trainer Carlo Ancelotti remains unconvinced with his goalkeeping options once Iker Casillas steps down and is prepared to spend whatever it takes to bring De Gea back to his homeland and achieve legendary status at the Santiago Bernabeu.

And while no fee has yet been discussed it is expected to blow away the current world record price for a goalkeeper of £33 million paid by Juventus for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.

Football pundits in England are running out of words to describe the young Spaniards goal saving attributes while manager Louis van Gaal repeatedly says how important he has been for the team.

At the moment Manchester United remains relaxed knowing that Real Madrid cannot open talks the De Gea for just over the next twelve months as his contract expires in the summer of 2016 during which time they will no doubt try to offer the fans favourite an extension to his current contract.