Real Madrid plotting move for Manchester United star

Real Madrid are thought to be lining up Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea as a long term replacement for Iker Casillas, according to the Daily Mirror.

De Gea has been outstanding for Manchester United over the past 12 months, and delivered a man of the match performance in their latest Premier League win against Everton.

The Spaniard denied Leighton Baines from the penalty spot with the score at 1-0, before producing two world class saves in the closing minutes to preserve United’s 2-1 lead.

He was arguably the club’s most consistent player last season also, showing just how far he has come following a shaky start to his United career.

Real Madrid have been watching his performances closely, and view him as the ideal successor to Iker Casillas, who has dropped down the pecking order in Spain.

The Champions League winners completed the signing of Costa Rica’s World Cup goalkeeper Keylor Navas in the summer, with Spanish newspaper Marca claiming Casillas is on the verge of being forced out.

Liverpool and Arsenal have both been linked with a possible loan move for the Spanish World Cup winner in the summer.