David de Gea‘s move to Real Madrid was considered a foregone conclusion earlier this summer and although the general consensus hasn’t changed, Manchester United’s interest in Sergio Ramos has thrown a spanner in the works.
What was going to be a relatively straightforward set of negotiations has all of a sudden become complicated due to a potential deal for Ramos, who could now be leaving Madrid this summer for Man United if Ed Woodward has his way.
With that in mind, Madrid may well be considering alternatives and Marca in Spain are now reporting that a ‘plan B’ is being looked at to bring in Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno.
Marca say Madrid have been keeping tabs on Leno all season long and contacted Leno’s representatives to make them aware of the potential interest.
Although, it must be said that De Gea negotiations are still ongoing at the same time, so there is no indication they have stopped.
United have rocked the boat with how they’ve approached De Gea’s potential transfer to Madrid and Los Blancos won’t be happy about it.
If they had it their way, De Gea would have already been unveiled and shouting “Hala Madrid” from the rooftops.
Instead, they are being forced to negotiate under United’s terms and it is about time that a club did that to Madrid.
There is no suggestion in this that a deal for De Gea is dead in the water but pro-Madrid newspaper Marca reporting that an alternative plan is even being looked at goes to show that, at this stage, there is no guarantee De Gea will be in the white of Madrid next season.