You all remember what happened last year with Manchester United, Real Madrid, David De Gea and the fax machine, right?
After that monumental and rather farsical failure, the Spanish goalkeeper signed a new contract with the Premier League club, and most thought that would be that.
However, after a nice period of calm, rumours about a release clause in case of renewed Real Madrid interest started appearing, and now we’re fully back to square one, with the La Liga giants apparently still wanting to sign De Gea.
Even though Florentino Pérez remained rather coy recently on whether Real Madrid were still interested, Cadena COPE maintained on Tuesday night the interest is there, and very real.
The radio station reported that even though everyone at the Spanish club is delighted with Keylor Navas, Real Madrid have something of a dilemma to face, because they also really want David De Gea.
If De Gea were to arrive at the Bernabeú, then the Costa Rican goalkeeper would have to leave, as having two stars in that role isn’t a sustainable situation.
COPE state, and this is the best part, that Real Madrid’s preferred scenario would be to buy David De Gea from Manchester United, and then loan him back there for a year.
Like, we admire the thought, but we’d be very surprised if Ed Woodward, José Mourinho and co. would go along with that.