Both players are represented by agent Jorge Mendes and an agreement involving Falcao could be used as a sweetener to help push through a new deal for De Gea.
Falcao has been hugely disappointing while on loan at Old Trafford from Monaco this season but signing him for another year may be seen by fans as a necessary evil if it keeps the superb De Gea at the club.
We asked our Twitter followers if they would be happy to see such a deal take place or whether they’d prefer to see both players leave:
@PeoplesPerson_ No. Both Out.
— Quetzalcoatl (@Beastroll) May 6, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Sign Falcao. It’s not the fans money. Would rather see us keep De Gea.
— Arjun Rao (@LaultyFogic) May 6, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ DDG will leave eventually and there is no benefit in signing Falcao. We shouldnt agree to this just to please Mendes.
— Karan Manchanda (@karanm03) May 6, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ both out. No one is bigger than the club.
— Khairil Azis (@rudikorr) May 6, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ id be happy if De Gea Signing a new deal meant we had yo sign Emile Heskey mate
— Chef Curry (@itsFemz) May 6, 2015
@peoplesperson_ De Gea is going to leave either today or tomorrow.Signing Falcao would be a stupid idea.Better let both of them leave
— Rajat (@ScholesyLad) May 6, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Sign both, then send Falcao out on loan and watch Mendes lose his mind.
— Michael (@SouthernSofties) May 6, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ I can’t imagine Falcao agreeing to the footballing equivalent of an arranged marriage.
— David Maguire (@DavidMaguire3) May 6, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ I doubt Dr Gea will stay no matter what. Falcao can’t handle PL, and don’t give agents this kind of power.
— Joffrey (@Andy_Slot) May 6, 2015
Supporters can argue about the merits of such an agreement all day long but all will be agreed that agents have far too much power in football.
Mendes seems to hold all the cards when it comes to both player’s futures and he will more than likely have a big say on where they end up.
De Gea is loved by United fans but it is becoming increasingly apparent that he may leave the club for Real Madrid. In that case, it is important to remember that United have bounced back from big name departures before. No player is bigger than the club.