£60m-rated star ask Mourinho to complete deal for him
Real Madrid are interested in signing Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea but Jose Mourinho may not let go without a Madrid player being part of the deal.
The United shot stopper has been on the radar of the Real Madrid in the last two seasons and a deal could possibly materialized this summer. The Spanish giants have refused to back off the goalie and are ready to give it a second trial after a failed attempt to sign him in the summer of 2015.
De Gea then signed another four year deal which expires in 2019 at United but the former Atletico Madrid keeper could make the return to Spain after reportedly informing Jose Mourinho of his desire to join the Santiago Bernabeu outfits.
In the light of that, United, though reluctant to let go one of their prized assets, will only listen to Madrid if the offer is in the region of £60 million while Mourinho is also keen to have two Real Madrid players as part of the deal.
James Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata and Keylor Navas are the likely players reported to be involved in the deal. But in my opinion, involving Gareth Bale would be the best deal.
Since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 to Real Madrid, United has been deprived of the services of a flying winger like the Portuguese super star and this could be the right opportunity to lay hands on Bale.
The Welsh international has been a long-term target of United since his days at Tottenham before moving to Real in 2013 and has continued to enjoy consistent form and playing time though injuries have limited those this season. We all know what Bale is capable of doing when fully fit.
With the possible signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid this summer, Rodriguez or Morata does not fit into the picture perfectly, while Kaylor Navas could still be a good bargain, Bale is the best choice.
His pace will complement that of Marcus Rashford, Griezmann and Jesse Lingard, while those crosses from the wing that have been missing will turn United to a fearful attacking club again.