Manchester United supporters’ heads may be spinning from the announcement of two major signings today but according to reports, their weekend of big spending may not yet be over.
The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson has told Talksport that Sergio Ramos is ‘not dead in the water’ and suggested that news of the move will accelerate as soon as headway is made in the protracted transfer of David De Gea to Real Madrid.
‘The Sergio Ramos deal is not dead in the water. It’s all hooked in with the David De Gea move. Neither club can get the player they want unless the other one moves. The De Gea situation has to move so then we’ll find out,’ said Jackson.
In reports earlier today, it was mooted that the Reds would ask for Real Madrid reserve keeper Keylor Navas in any transfer although the Mirror claimed that the move was likely to be a bluff by Ed Woodward as part of the tactical negotiations that have gone on between the clubs.
De Gea is back in first team training and will be included on the club’s pre-season tour on Monday if no deal can be agreed.
‘I think he is a very professional player and he has shown fantastic attitude until now. I think that for all my players, not only De Gea, but others who have to behave themselves very professionally,’ said Louis van Gaal about his goalkeeper in Friday’s press conference to unveil Memphis Depay.
Meanwhile, Ramos turned up to pre-season training with Real Madrid earlier and was all smiles as the players were put through their paces ahead of preparation for the 2015/16 season.
United have splashed the cash big in pre-season with Memphis Depay and Matteo Darmian confirmed with German legend Bastian Schweinsteiger set to follow subject to a medical.