Manchester United: £60m Bid turned down

Manchester United have reportedly turned down another huge offer from Real Madrid for the services of super stopper David de Gea.

British media outlet, Sky Sports, reports:

Manchester United have turned down a £60m Real Madrid offer for David de Gea, according to Sky sources.

The 26-year-old Spain international who has played 20 times for his country since his debut in 2014 has has been one of the best players in the world over the last four or five years. He started his career in shaky fashion at Manchester United and didn’t look as if he necessarily had the resilience or physical prowess to be a top stopper in the Premier League.

But he has come on in leaps and bounds as he has matured physically and it’s difficult to think of a keeper who ticks more boxes than De Gea these days.

Real Madrid have seemingly been interested in signing the player for years and he almost agreed a deal to move there in 2015 before before administrative oversights put paid to the transfer at last-minute.

But Manchester United seem intent on holding onto to De Gea this summer and, as usual in the modern era, it will come down to the desires of the player as to whether a move to Real Madrid goes ahead.

If the Spaniard decides he wants to leave there is ultimately little Manchester United can do to stop him and they will simply have to try to bring in as much money as possible.

Considering these are two of the richest clubs in the world this could drag on for some time and we may have another summer of seemingly interminable David de Gea transfer rumours.