The Manchester United goalkeeper is set to complete a big money move after months of speculation, according to reports.
According to the report, the Spaniard will cost the La Liga side £25million, but that fee may eventually rise to £30million once add-ons are taken into account.
The keeper’s contract at United was set to expire next season and manager Louis Van Gaal was naturally keen to make him sign a new deal as soon as possible, with him having become a key player at Old Trafford.
However, he has spent months fending off these efforts by the club as has reportedly set his heart on a return to Spain with Madrid, who have made no efforts to hide their desire to sign him. According to the Marca article, the player could be presented as a Madrid player as soon as he finishes international duty with Spain on June 14.
De Gea’s move will likely spark a summer transfer merry-go-round for goalkeepers, with current Madrid duo Iker Casillas and Keylor Navas likely to question their future at the club.
Back in England, United could target Tottenham stopper Hugo Lloris after months of speculation, per the Independent, which would of course force Spurs into finding a replacement for their undisputed number one, potentially Chelsea’s Petr Cech – as suggested by the Metro.