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Man Utd Agree £29m Fee With Real Madrid, De Gea To Sign 6-Year Contract

Real Madrid have finally settled on a £29m fee with Manchester United for David De Gea with the want-away goalkeeper set to sign a six-year contract

With the summer transfer window finally open for business, managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads ahead of next season so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, David De Gea is closing in on his move to Real Madrid….

Real Madrid have finally settled on a £29m fee with Manchester United for David De Gea with the want-away goalkeeper set to sign a six-year deal with the Spanish giants, according to the Express.

De Gea is now in his final year of his contract at Old Trafford and has been tipped to head back to his homeland this summer after failing to commit his long-term future to United.

Real Madrid have emerged as the clear favourites to sign the Spanish stopper but negotiations have been dragging on for weeks with speculation suggesting that United’s interest in Sergio Ramos may complicate matters.

However, it appears a breakthrough has been found as the Express are citing reports coming from Spanish paper El Confidencial which claim that a €40m (£29m) fee has finally been agreed between the two clubs.

The newspaper suggests that De Gea will put pen-to-paper on a six-year contract worth around £2.5m net per season – which is substantially less than he was being offered to stay at Old Trafford.

El Confidencial state that super-agent Jorge Mendes has played a key role in brokering the deal at his London-based law firm and the move will be wrapped-up once Iker Casillas completes his proposed move to FC Porto.

We’ll have to wait and see how much truth there is behind this latest report but I think United will have done well if they get £29m for De Gea. Obviously he’ll be a huge loss as he’s one of the best goalkeepers in the world, but to get nearly £30m for a player with less than 12 months left on his contract is good business.

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If/when De Gea does complete his move to the Bernabeu, the key for Louis van Gaal will be bringing in an adequate replacement. It will be interesting to see where Victor Valdes fits in to the Dutchman’s plans but I still think we’ll see another keeper arrive this summer.

Plenty of names have been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks but I personally think Hugo Lloris would be a great signing. The only problem would be agreeing a reasonable fee with Tottenham as they are unlikely to let him leave without a fight.

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  1. Jimmy Mac

    July 8, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    The best solution for United would be keeping de Gea and Valdes for at least another year. Valdes is good enough to keep De gea honest in his final season and, as long as the defence and midfield is upgraded as expected, Valdes should be able to take over completely should de gea’s motivation and performances decline, which I can’t see happening.

    If De gea does leave this summer Valdes probably deserves a chance to stake a claim and, having done so already so under De gea, he might be prepared to carry on as an understudy where it to Lloris but probably not to Begovic, who would also do a good job but isn’t world class; having already put off offers from other clubs, were Van Gaal to bring in someone he might consider inferior to him, Valdes could well decide to leave; with no obvious candidate at the club who could be expected to make the step up if Valdes did go, its important Van Gaal avoids a scenario where he has to buy two keepers in one window.
    Lloris is the obvious choice for a like for like replacement, especially with his EPL experience but Spurs will play hardball all the way and any transfer negotiations could drag on longer than those with Real for de Gea.

    Cillesson has great reactions but looks like he will need a fair bit of coaching and the way Van Gaal treated him in the world cup substituting him for the penalty shoot out would surely be a big issue to resolve if he moved to United.

  2. Matt

    September 12, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Well to be fair mcfc4eva the question was who would fnisih in the top 4 not who will win the champions league. Yeah sometimes you have to just say the better team won and there’s no shame in getting beat by arguably the best footballing team around, certainly in my generation, but back to the matter in hand domestically there is no debate who is the best team on the land (Man Utd Fact) and that heavy defeat by Barcelona can only give Man Utd strength to improve on their current squad. Man Utd 2nd best team in Europe, Number 1 in England!

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