Days after Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 26, implored his good friend Sergio Ramos to instigate a move to the Bernabeu, Paris St Germain are moving to make the situation more complicated, according to the Daily Express.
With Chelsea goalkeeper Thibault Courtois stalling on signing at new deal at Stamford Bridge, Real Madrid were expecting to have an embarrassment of goalkeeping riches to choose from next summer.
Now a familiar foe in the transfer market is rearing its’ head once more as Les Parisiens begin to move for De Gea’s signature. For years, the French club has sought to improve its attacking prospects with scant regard for goalkeepers.
With UEFA beginning its FFP investigations into the club’s signing of Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappe, a low-key approach might be adopted by most but not the Qatari-owned club. Theirs is a mission to become the best in the world in time for the 2022 World Cup.
With France and Brazil both likely qualifiers for that tournament, the prospect of taking Les Galactiques to Qatar as European and World Club champions is too big an opportunity to miss.
Amid all the speculation is one frequently overlooked fact. Manchester United do not need to sell so this is going to an expensive deal for both suitors. At the moment, the ball is firmly in Real Madrid’s court.