Thursday 27 April 2017

Real Madrid to make fresh move and trigger 'release clause' for David De Gea - report

Manchester United's David De Gea
Manchester United's David De Gea
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Real Madrid are preparing a fresh bid to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, amid reports in Spain suggesting he has a €65m release clause in his Old Trafford contract.

The Spanish giants looked set to sign De Gea in the summer of 2015, yet the transfer was not registered before the August 31st deadline, with the keeper subsequently signing a fresh deal at United.

His sparkling form with United in the season and a half since he nearly completed a move back to his homeland has established De Gea as one of the world’s top keepers and now Real Madrid are being tipped to try and sign him once again later this year.

Marca are reporting that Real Madrid have made De Gea their top transfer ambition for 2017, with the suggestion that he has a release clause in his contract seemingly ensuring United would not be able to block a move for the 26-year-old.

De Gea is contracted to United until 2019 and there is an option to extend that deal by another year, yet his eagerness to move back to Spain when he so nearly signed for Real Madrid suggests he may be open to the transfer once again now.

While there are no quotes associated with the story in Marca from Real Madrid sources, it would not be a surprise if Zinedine Zidane’s club were keen to recruit De Gea as a replacement for current No.1 Keylor Navas.

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