The reports that Manchester United are preparing to offer Real Madrid €30m plus David de Gea for Sergio Ramos have divided opinion among the club’s fanbase.
Real Madrid defender Ramos is a fantastic player and he would go a long way to softening the blow should De Gea leave Old Trafford.
However, there is a question mark over whether the 29-year-old is really worth the loss of arguably Man United’s best player along with a substantial transfer fee.
We asked our Twitter followers for their thoughts on whether or not they would be happy with the potential deal:
@PeoplesPerson_ no should be the other way round!
— Terry Travis (@sthelensredMUFC) June 23, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ I don't care about money. If it takes that to get a world class player to come the other way then so be it.
— David Maguire (@DavidMaguire3) June 23, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ No he is a world class defender but so is Hummels or Otemendi and they wouldn't cost any where near as much !
— Reece™ (@ReeceT7) June 23, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ not a chance. We need to do business on our terms, not on Madrids.
— Nathaniel Dawson (@natdawson68) June 23, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ No, €30m plus de gea for a player who maybe past his peak and already nearing 30's is not worth it….
— tejeshwar dhillon (@teji_dhillon09) June 23, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ no. We're in a position to negotiate a better deal. They desperately want De Gea and we could just keep him another season
— Unitedsway (@Unitedsway) June 23, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ it should be 30m + ramos to get de gea. United should not pay for that price.
— Syawal (@Syawal_Z) June 23, 2015
Ramos isn’t getting any younger while there is no doubt that De Gea’s best years are ahead of him.
The deal doesn’t seem to make sense but unfortunately United aren’t in the best position when it comes to negotiations.
De Gea is entering the final year of his contract at the club and the possibility that he could leave on a free next season is very real. In any case, it is good to see United playing hardball when it comes to transfer talks with other clubs.