According to emerging reports, 13-time Champions League winners Real Madrid are set to sanction a mouth-watering £100 million to sign Manchester United and Spain international goalkeeper David de Gea this summer.
The Spain No. 1 “shot-stopper” has been heavily linked with a move to Madrid in each of the last three summer transfer windows, with a reported “faulty fax machine” said to hinder his deadline-day move to Real Madrid in 2015.
However, the Los Blancos hasn’t given up on the prospect on signing the Spaniard ever since, and reports now claim they are set to break the bank in order to secure his signing this summer.
As reported by Manchester Evening News, the tabloid reveals Real’s president Florentino Perez now dubbed “The Godfather” is ready to make Manchester United an “offer they can’t refuse” for De Gea.
Real’s reported £100 million fee for De Gea would surpass the current world record paid for goalkeeper, since the signing of retired Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon from Parma for €53 million since 2001.
De Gea, however, current contract with the club expires next summer, meaning United will have no choice selling him before then to avoid losing the Spaniard on a fee in a years time. Although, no one knows for sure whether or not De Gea would put pen to a new contract with the club before then.
The goalkeeper when questioned by Spanish media about the prospect of a move to Real – De Gea refused to rule it out.
“I don’t think Florentino Pérez has my number.
“I don’t know if I’ll be the goalkeeper at Real Madrid.”