Manchester United willing to offer David de Gea and £183m for Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United are lining up a deal comprising of David de Gea and £183m to secure Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata this summer, according to reports.

A deal for Morata has, according to reports, been largely agreed and an official announcement could be announced as soon as next Tuesday.

However, news of Ronaldo’s desire to leave Madrid this summer, as reported by Sky Sports on Friday, has possibly altered Man United’s transfer policy, with the Portuguese set to cost a minimum of £174.5m.

And according to the Mail Online‘s Danny Gallagher, United could be set to offer an astronomical double bid for the duo which would see De Gea go the other way.

Morata and Ronaldo would, in theory, cost a combined total of £253.5m if Madrid – as they often do – get their way financially. And this is why using De Gea as a bargaining tool makes plenty of sense.

Think about it: Madrid would receive £183m in hard cash *and* a keeper whose release clause is £51.6.m but whose value, as it has done in recent times, could rise exponentially, alongside providing a much needed replacement for Keylor Navas.

Couple that with the financial benefits that come with no longer paying both Ronaldo and Morata’s wages and you have a pretty lucrative deal to say the very least. The ball is in your court, Mr Perez.

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