Best case scenario for United – David De Gea stays for another season.
David De Gea has reportedly ruled out submitting a formal transfer request to Manchester United in order to push through a move to Real Madrid.
According to Spanish news agency EFE (the world’s fourth largest wire service after the Associated Press, Reuters, and Agence France-Presse), De Gea is still keen to make a move to Real Madrid this summer, having not played in the first two Premier League games for the Old Trafford side.
Argentine keeper Sergio Romero has ably filled in for the fixtures, while De Gea is now as popular in the eyes of United manager Louis van Gaal as compatriot Victor Valdes.
However, it is suggested that De Gea will not formally submit a transfer request to the club, as he hopes they will respect his wishes and enter into negotiations with Real Madrid, so that all parties involved can resolve the impasse.
Another motivation for the 24-year-old is that he may well have a loyalty bonus clause in his contract, meaning that if he stays another year in Manchester and sees out his current contact, he will be reimbursed for his ‘loyalty’. If he were to leave this month though, De Gea would forgo the financial incentive.
Either way, the Spanish star’s days at Old Trafford appear to be numbered.