David de Gea is currently one of the world’s best goalkeepers, but if the latest reports about his future are anything to go by, nobody seems to have told Real Madrid that.
According to MailOnline’s Ian Ladyman, the Spanish side will submit an opening bid of £13m for the 24-year-old.
De Gea is entering the final year of his contract at Manchester United so the club aren’t in the strongest position to negotiate but there is no doubt whatsoever that Madrid will have to come back with a much bigger offer if they want to tempt them into selling.
We asked our Twitter followers for their thoughts on the bid and how much they think De Gea is actually worth:
@PeoplesPerson_ £500million. For one foot
— Mikey (@_Cordisdie) June 15, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ multiply that by 4 is what he’s worth. But due to his contract he’s worth around double that.
— H (@H1ZZO) June 15, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ £30m & he can go. 1 yr left leaves Utd in a bit of trouble
— Nat Pillay (@Nat15_3) June 15, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ 13mln + Isco/Modric. If they are not going to offer 25//30mln I would keep him for another year.
— AmazingAnder (@Amazing_Ander) June 15, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ £35m is fair, on a United point of view. Madrid should try get him for £30m-ish
— cricket_fan (@TheJuanTwo) June 15, 2015
— Sadiki Takunda (@Sir_Stanley_) June 15, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Doesn’t even deserve an answer that offer! Honestly reckon we could get £30 million for him, maybe a bit more.
— Andrew Bradburn (@BadNewsBradburn) June 15, 2015
If Madrid really are offering £13m for De Gea then it is fair to say that the majority of fans would rather keep him for another year.
Madrid have spent upwards of £80m on the likes of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo in recent years and they would have to get much closer to that if they want De Gea this summer.
United may even ask them to throw in a player too, with Louis van Gaal said to be keen on Karim Benzema and Dani Carvajal.