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David de Gea has already asked Manchester United to sell him to Real Madrid – report

by Leo Nieboer

David de Gea has already asked Manchester United to sell him to Real Madrid over the summer, according to reports.

The Spaniard was on the cusp of a move to the Bernabeu back in 2015, only for the deal to break down after Madrid failed to submit all the relevant paperwork on time.

He went on to sign a new contract and receive another ‘Player of the Season’ award but has received renewed interest from Zinedine Zindane – clearly impressed with Keylor Navas, who has endured a forgettable campaign – over the last few months.

And according to Marca, the 26-year-old has already asked the club to give him the green light ahead of a move to Spain this summer.

It should be noted that Marca are kind of like Spain’s version of the Daily Mail when it comes to football: unavoidably popular but driven by agendas and, more often than not, stories that fail to materialise, so take anything you read from them with a pinch of salt.

But one can understand why De Gea would want a move to Madrid: Navas has dramatically fallen out of favour under Zidane and the prospect of battling amongst Europe’s elite – something Man United (or any English club, for that matter) won’t be able to do next year, even if they do qualify for the Champions League – could be too salivating to turn down over the summer.

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