Transfer Balls: Manchester United get ‘nothing’ for De Gea as Ramos and Real Madrid call the shots
Transfer Balls: Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, want to play for Real Madrid.
The Manchester Evening News says United will only sell if the fee supasses the £32.6m deal that took Gianluigi Buffon from Parma to Juventus in 2001. Real have had a £15m offer rejected.
The Sun says United will only sanction De Gea’s sale if Real allow Sergio Ramos to head in the other direction. But Ramos, who has two years left on his contract, says he will stay at Real if he gets more wages. He’s hardly itching to go.
United have made a £30m-plus bid for Ramos. Real rejected it.
The Sun adds:
United are quite prepared to keep David De Gea and let his contract run out next season rather than let Real have him on the cheap.
While the MEN sets the fee that £35m, the Sun says United want £25m-£30m for the Spaniard.
And then there’s the Daily Mirror:
“Man United would rather take NOTHING next year than Real Madrid’s £20m now”
They would? That seems like a poor business move:
Manchester United are willing to run down David De Gea’s contract and lose him for nothing next summer – unless Real Madrid meet their valuation.
Real must be bricking it. They can stick with Iker Casillas, buy a stop gap ‘keeper, wait a year, pay Ramos more wages and get De Gea for free. Or they can pay over the odds now and antagonise the club’s fans by selling the popular Ramos to a Champions’ League rival.
Such are the facts.