Real Madrid will reportedly try to sign David de Gea from Manchester United again this summer, in what could be their final pursuit for the Spaniard.
De Gea joined Man United from Real’s city rivals Atletico Madrid in 2011 and has turned into one of the world’s best goalkeepers in his 316 appearances since.
The 27-year-old has won four Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year awards in five seasons and has featured in the PFA Team of the Season five times in six seasons.
According to Sky Italia, Real are going to try and sign De Gea again during the transfer window and will offer €70m for AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson if they fail to lure the United No. 1.
Sky Italy: Real Madrid will try to sign David De Gea from Manchester United again this summer. If that fails, will offer €70m for Roma goalkeeper Alisson
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) May 26, 2018
De Gea almost moved to the Santiago Bernabeu back in the summer of 2015 when a £18m plus Keylor Navas deal and contractual terms were agreed between the parties involved, only for a dodgy fax machine to scupper the move during the dying moments of deadline day.
Jose Mourinho has already stated that De Gea will not be leaving Old Trafford ahead of the 2018-19 season, but a potential move back to the capital wasn’t being as heavily reported at the time.
It’s no secret that he would be tempted by a move back to the Spanish capital if Real’s interest is firm, but at the moment it’s looking likely that he will stay barring a quick turn of events.