Real Madrid ready to sign in Manchester Unitedís homesick goalkeeper David de Gea
Real Madrid are weighing up a move for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. Reportedly, David de Gea is unhappy at Old Trafford and would love to move back to Spain. The La Liga champions have been looking for a long term successor to Iker Casillas. It appears as if they might have finally found him.
Manchester United bought David de Gea from Atletico Madrid in the summers of 2011 for £18.3 million. Since then the 21-year-old Spaniard has been in an out of Manchester United’s first team frequently.
At 31, Iker Casillas can still serve as Real Madrid’s first team goal for the next four or five years, but the Spain international has no apprentice. Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho plans to put David de Gea under his wings so that by the time Iker Casillas retires Real Madrid has another top class goalkeeper ready for service.
David de Gea never managed to cement his place in Manchester United’s first team. The young Spain international has been inconsistent, which is why Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is starting to lose faith in him.
Earlier this month David de Gea admitted he was finding life to be tough at Manchester United.
“I am working flat-out every day because I need to regain the confidence of the coach,” David de Gea said. “For me, a training session is a match and after that it is necessary for me to show what levels I can achieve in games.
“I ended last season satisfied with my work for Manchester United, but it is quite normal to go back to zero at the start of the following season,” David de Gea added.
Media reports have confirmed that David de Gea’s pop-star girlfriend continues to travel between Madrid and Manchester, but apparently David de Gea has started to miss the sunshine in Spain.
Rumor has it David de Gea has already approached his agent Jorge Mendes and expressed his desire to leave Manchester United.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will certainly talk about this new transfer saga before his team hits the pitch against Champions League winner and Premier League leaders, Chelsea this weekend.