Oh not this old nutshell again.
After one of the most annoying transfer stories in history ended in dramatic fashion last summer, we did get a little respite.
But Marca reports that Real Madrid are again in the hunt for an A-list goalkeeper.
And the name of Manchester United stopper David de Gea has once more been thrown into the hat as Real Madrid’s main target.
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The BBC reports:
Real Madrid are considering meeting the £52m release clause in the contract of United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26. (Marca – in Spanish)
The 26-year-old hasn’t been at his very best this season and while he was publicly pleased about the arrival of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United in the summer, things haven’t yet gone to plan this season.
Mourinho built his career on strong bonds with his players but he has given several public dressing downs to his current squad and things clearly aren’t rosy at Manchester United right now.
Having only signed his new contract a year ago, Manchester United will be in the driving seat with any potential move. But player power is stronger than ever and if De Gea agitates for a transfer then it could happen – albeit for a massive fee.
TFF believes that De Gea will eventually end up back in Spain. But he will see how this season pans out before making any decisions about the timeline.
If Manchester United get into the Champions League places and show real signs of progress we think that he will stay until the end of next season at least.
But another mediocre campaign and it could be the beginning of the end of another amazing Manchester United career.