Real Madrid Make World Record Bid For Goalkeeper

Manchester United have reiterated their resolve to hold on to their Goalkeeper, David De Gea, as the club has rejected Real Madrid’s 60 million pounds offer for the Spanish goalkeeper.

Although Manchester United have stated that they have received no official bid from Real Madrid, it is believed that the club received a letter relating to a transfer for David De Gea, who was only recently dethroned as Manchester United’s player of the year by Anders Herrera.

Real Madrid’s second Attempt

In 2015, David De Gea was on the verge of moving to Real Madrid on the deadline transfer day deal but it collapsed at the last minute and the player instead signed a new contract at the club.

His current contract at the club runs until 2019 with an option to extend for another 12 months and according to Sky Sports, David De Gea have stated that he is happy to stay at the club.

World Record Fee

Real Madrid’s 60 million pounds offer overshadows the 18 million pounds that the club paid for the Spanish Number one goalkeeper in 2011 and also overshadows the transfer record fee for any goalkeeper in the world.

But in spite of the financial viability of this offer, Manchester United have rejected the offer as they are set to make a return to Europe’s elite competition, UEFA Champions League, after their victory in the Europa League over Ajax.

Romero: A worthy Replacement?

Sergio Romero filled in well for David De in the Europ League and in the Premier League towards the tail end of the season. But it seems the club has decided to keep their faith in David De Gea who was voted the best goalkeeper in the English Premier League this season for the third time in a row.