Real Madrid look set to lure keeper David De Gea away from his current club Manchester United this January.

The La Liga Champions are currently on red alert where the keeper is concerned according to the Daily Mail after De Gea complained of feeling “homesick” and still struggling to fit in at the club and indeed in the Premier league after last season expressing surprise at the physical nature of English football.

De Gea admits losing his grip on the number one jersey: “I don’t believe I have been at the top in the last couple of months but with each game I am rediscovering my level.”

Despite declaring his intention to become first choice once again Real Madrid are confident that their relationship with De Gea’s agent Jorge Mendez will be the tipping factor in securing the deal with the agent not only being close to manager Mourinho, but also the representative of a host of key Madrid players including Pepe and Di Maria.

Madrid captain and current keeper Iker Casillas has already issued a glowing review of the youngster claiming “he will pension us all off” and supporting the player in the wake of criticism due to his age and performances, noting that he too experienced similar comments and that “between us all he has to be looked after.”

With such a glowing endorsement from the man De Gea calls his “point of reference” and indeed a growing unhappiness in Manchester a move to his former city rivals is not as unlikely as it once seemed for the Spaniard.