Manchester United fans must be counting down the days to the end of the transfer window.
While Jose Mourinho still has plenty of business to do, one of the club’s main concerns has to be keeping hold of David de Gea.
The Daily Mail report that United are bracing themselves for Real Madrid to make another bid for the goalkeeper. Los Blancos nearly signed him in 2015, only for an administrative problem to block his move.
Even the Red Devils’ asking price of £60million isn’t likely to deter Florentino Perez, as there were serious doubts about Keylor Navas’ suitability last season.
Fortunately, De Gea doesn’t seem like the sort of player to force a move. It’s not even clear whether the Spanish international wants to leave United, but the Mail have shed some light on the situation by revealing one of the issues he had towards the end of last term.
It’s claimed Jose Mourinho’s decision to persevere with Sergio Romero in the Europa League final, instead of restoring De Gea as his number one, came as a surprise to the 26-year-old. It paid off as the Argentine had a fine end to the campaign.
However, it’s clear he’s still much more settled under the Portuguese than he was under Louis van Gaal. United’s return to the Champions League could be a further factor in persuading him to stay.