The Spanish international shot-stopper has been linked with a move to Los Blancos for much of the past year due to his impressive performances in United colours, as reported by Marca.
Previously an Atletico Madrid number one, the Santiago Bernabeu outfit know all about De Gea’s abilities, and Iker Casillas’s decline over the past 24 months makes a deal all the more likely.
Following Madrid’s Champions League exit to Juventus, changes to the playing staff has been touted ahead of next season and the club’s first summer signing is looking increasingly like being De Gea.
According to Marca, the deal to bring the 24-year-old back to the Spanish capital is all-but done and just lacks the subsequent negotiations between the two clubs.
“The arrival of David de Gea is all-but done, on the base of the agreement they reached with the stopper months ago. He will sign for four of five years and charge a wage of €5 million a year, improving his current salary. Negotiating his United exit remains the only obstacle,” the report claims.
De Gea moved to Old Trafford in the summer of 2011 and has gone on to play 130 Premier League games for the club, winning the title in 2013.
His performances last season saw him claim both the fans and players’ player of the year awards, while this season he has been named in the PFA Team of the Year for his efforts.
The report in Marca goes on to say his arrival at Real Madrid will not cause Casillas to leave the club, despite the idol’s waning influence and ability to perform at the very top.