According to the Manchester Evening News, Real Madrid are monitoring the situation of David De Gea as they look to freshen up their squad. The Los Blancos attempted to side the Spanish goal keeper in 2015 but the deal fell through at the last minute.
David De Gea has been an extremely important player for Manchester United in the last five years and his stock has risen. He is arguably the best goalkeeper in the world and Real Madrid have been linked with him for years. MEN are reporting that the Spanish giants will attempt to sign him again this summer.
Madrid are also monitoring the situation of Antony Martial and Paul Pogba. According the the MEN, they have asked to be kept informed about the situation of these three players and are said to be willing to let Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric go the other way.
Madrid are aware of Man United admiration for these three players, who they have tried to sign before and are also aware of their need to bolster their midfield. Michael Carrick will be retiring this summer and Marouane Fellaini’s contract is up.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, Manchester United have struggled to challenge for trophies. A shining light through this period has been their goalkeeper.
De Gea ignored the early criticism he faced when he arrived at United and has gone on to become the most important members of the squad.
The Spaniard has saved United on a number of occasions and losing him would leave a huge hole which United will struggle to fill.
While second choice keeper Romero is an excellent keeper, he is not at the level of De Gea. The Spaniard is almost impossible to replace.
De Gea might be tempted to move to Madrid, where he is guaranteed Champions League football and trophies as well as return to his home city, Madrid. However, he was quoted in the Daily Express saying he will snub any offers from Madrid.
The news on MEN, suggests that Real Madrid will offer Bale, Modric and Kroos in exchange of De Gea, Pogba and Martial. Real Madrid would definitely get the better deal here.
While Bale, Modric and Kroos would improve United’s midfield, the Red Devils would be losing three of the most influential and youngest players. Martial and Pogba are entering the peaks of their careers while Modric and Kroos are coming into the twilight of theirs.
Martial and Pogba have had mixed seasons at United but in glimpses have shown world class potential, something if nurtured could prove extremely successful in the long term for United.
Bale’s talent is undoubted but he has struggled with injuries since moving to Spain. A swap deal involving these players would only benefit Real Madrid and weaken United in the long term.