Man United goalkeeper David De Gea will reportedly complete his move to Real Madrid this month.
According to Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert, Guillem Balague, the shot stopper will eventually end his turbulent time at Old Trafford after months of speculation.
De Gea has been dropped from the squad by boss Louis Van Gaal for their opening two Premier League games, with the Dutchman insisting that his player isn’t focused amid all the talk about his future.
While De Gea has reportedly challenged that and insisted that he wanted to play, it all looks as though a split is inevitable.
“He never ever said he did not want to play, but he understands it is part of the strategy at the moment,” he told Sky Sports’ La Liga Weekly Podcast.
“Manchester United are saying ‘look, he doesn’t want to play’ so that when he goes, they can always say he’s a guy that doesn’t want to play for us.
“It’s normal that everything will go to the wire, to the last few hours and days of the transfer window but I think, the way it looks, De Gea will go to Real Madrid.”
Balague added that Kiko Casilla was never signed by the Spanish giants to be their number one, and he will continue to serve as understudy to De Gea after his arrival.
Meanwhile, he believes that Keylor Navas will be sold to make room in the squad, but with under two weeks remaining until the window closes, Madrid will have to move quickly.