Man United manager Louis Van Gaal has now revealed that it might be best that goalkeeper David De Gea leaves this summer.
According to AS, the Dutchman is tired of playing ‘hard-ball’ over the Spaniard and has requested that the club consider offers for him.
Real Madrid have been monitoring his situation all summer, although it remains to be seen how they manage their own resources with Keylor Navas and Kiko Casilla already at the club.
“We have a situation on our hands that is not good for the player, not good for us and not good for the club where the player wants to move,” Van Gaal noted.
De Gea endured a difficult game against PSG earlier this week and that has in turn ultimately convinced United that it may be best for all parties if he moved on.
A survey in the Manchester Evening News suggested that United fans would prefer the club to sell the Spanish international now rather than lose him for free next summer.
While that will be a factor in Van Gaal’s decision in terms of gaining something back rather than losing De Gea for nothing, he is already well placed having signed Sergio Romero and so won’t be in any rush to lose the stopper for anything less than what he deems to be a fair price.