As per latest reports, Manchester United are all set to battle with Real Madrid once again, as the English giants risk losing their star goalkeeper David De Gea due to renewed interests from Zinedine Zidane.
It is not a secret that the Frenchman loves the Spanish shotstopper, and was even ready to break the bank in a few previous occasions so that De Gea can secure a move to Real Madrid.
The Daily Mirror establishes that Zidane is clearly not impressed with their current first-choice goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois who came to Real Madrid from Chelsea at the beginning of this season for a sum of £35million. It was evident right in his first game as coach, as he sidelined the Belgian goalkeeper to give a much-deserved chance to veteran Keylor Navas.
Navas starred in a 2-0 win against Celta Vigo, as did Isco and Gareth Bale who were two others who have been disappointing under Santiago Solari and Julen Lopetegui so far this season.
Zinedine Zidane who left Real Madrid in 2018 May after leading the club to its third Champions League title in a row, came back to the club last week, after being promised a sum of over £300million to be used for a complete squad overhaul.
The Daily Mirror reports that around £75million from that budget could be used to fund De Gea’s move to the Bernabeu, while Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Neymar Jr., Paul Pogba, Sadio Mane, Raheem Sterling and Christian Eriksen are all linked to the Los Blancos as well.
David De Gea currently enjoys a weekly wage of £240,000 in a contract that was supposed to run till 2019 June. But the contract contained a clause to extend it by a year if necessary, and United have recently triggered the clause.
It is also being estimated that the Red Devils will soon enter into talks with the 28-year-old Goalkeeper, for a new contract that raises the pay-scale to £350,000. It is yet to be seen as to whether De Gea will accept the contract and stay at United, or leave the English giants in search of opportunity at Real Madrid.