Breaking football news suggests that some players of Real Madrid don’t want the European champions to pursue their interest in Manchester United hotshot, David de Gea. The 27 year old goalkeeper has enjoyed another brilliant campaign and has continued to be linked with a return to Spanish football, but his potential arrival is being reported to cause friction between players and the management.
De Gea has been linked to joining Los Blancos but all efforts by The Spanish club to sign him have been rebuffed by us. De Gea has never hidden his intention to return back to Madrid as he left Atletico six years as a teenager to join us, but he has grown to be one of the best players in the world since moving to Old Trafford.
While United continue to hold firm on letting De Gea go, Real Madrid have been linked to young Spanish shotstopper, Kepa Arrizabalaga who currently plies his trade for Athletic Bilbao, but the interest has cooled off in recent weeks as De Gea’s stock continues to rise. The Spanish number 1 was magnificent in our victory over Arsenal, making 14 saves and has been labeled as the best goalkeeper in the world at the moment.
It is believed Madrid want to offer him around £10m a year, which will trump his current wages of £200k a week deal at The Theatre of Dreams, a figure the likes of Isco, Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema are not reportedly content with. The players earn less than that, and feel that De Gea arriving at the Santiago Bernabeu will cause friction among players who also contribute to the team but earn less.
De Gea was close to joining Madrid on the summer transfer deadline day back in 2015, but a paperwork gaffe ensured he stayed with us and promptly signed a new 4-year contract. Relations between Manchester United and Real Madrid are not the best, and with Jose Mourinho in charge of our team, he will not want to gift his former team one of the best players in the world.
De Gea struggled initially with the physicality of the Premier League, but is now undisputed the best keeper in the country with an amazing repertoire of saves. He has won the Europa League, League Cup, FA Cup and Premier League since making a £19m move back in 2011.