Real ‘facing race against time’ to secure ‘cut-price’ De Gea deal

Date published: Wednesday 18th May 2016 10:54

David de Gea

Real Madrid have until June 15 if they are to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea for a ‘reduced’ contract release fee.

According to AS, the release clause in De Gea’s contract is set at £39million, but only before June 15 this summer.

The Spanish outlet state that should Los Blancos fail to meet this deadline, they will have to pay whatever United value their man at – which is likely to be much nearer the £50million mark.

The 25-year-old almost made the switch to the Spanish capital last summer before late complications meant he stayed in Manchester, before eventually signing a new contract to keep him at Old Trafford.

On Tuesday it was reported that De Gea may force a move away from Manchester if Louis van Gaal remained as manager next season.

Van Gaal’s post-match speech was booed by United supporters after their 3-1 home win over Bournemouth, but the Dutchman insisted he will be back next season.

“We are a team in transition and I said that when I started here with Manchester United. Maybe I need to bring over the message much clearer” he told the crowd.

“I have signed a three-year deal. I want to fulfil that. The transition is not over yet. I’m still the boss.

“Wherever we have played, however the things have gone on the field, you never let us down.

“Thank you again and we will bring the FA Cup home! You deserve it. Thank you.”

 

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