Real Madrid’s acquisition of goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has given United a huge boost in their hopes of keeping David De Gea for the coming season and maybe even beyond. The Madrid club own 50% of the rights to the 28 year-old and have decided to re-sign him from Espanyol for £4.2 million.
Although this doesn’t close the door on De Gea heading to the Bernabeu in the long term, there’s every possibility the young keeper will see out his contract at Old Trafford.
Louis Van Gaal has reportedly been told he doesn’t have to sell De Gea who has one year left on his current and may now be forced to wait until his contract runs out before he can leave.
United had been willing to a deal with Real Madrid if Sergio Ramos was part of it but with the Spanish side reluctant to let him leave it seems to have made the clubs hit something of a stalemate.
The signing of Casilla could be the first indication Real have accepted they’re going to have to wait for De Gea.