Real Madrid’s pursuit of David de Gea is expected to intensify this week now that the international break is over.
Daily Mail’s Ian Ladyman has now reported that Madrid intend to go as low as a derisory £13m with their initial offer for the Spanish goalkeeper.
De Gea is in the last year of his contract which plays into Madrid’s hands but given that United signed him for around £18m back in 2011, the idea he could leave for less than Sir Alex paid is ridiculous.
A bid of just £13m for De Gea would be a real insult to United because although the 24-year-old is heading into the last year of his contract, it doesn’t change the fact he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and his price should reflect that.
Although Madrid will want to secure a deal for De Gea as swiftly as possible, offers in the region of £13m would most likely be ignored by Ed Woodward.
United need to stand firm with De Gea this summer because there is no desire to see the Spaniard leave Old Trafford. If Madrid want to sign him, then they have to make an offer United simply can’t refuse.