5. De Gea will not force a move:
Yes, De Gea did express his intentions of leaving for Real Madrid in the recent past but time has changed, and so has the relations between United and Madrid. With Madrid, usually we see the player pushing for a move and forcing the selling club to bring down the price and the other conditions. Having seen his move fail once, De Gea won’t be risking his stance again, and more importantly, he looks happy enough to even think of such an action. Follow all the best betting predictions here.
4. Options available for Real Madrid:
Having seen what has happened while dealing with Manchester United, Real Madrid have surely learned their lessons. Surely they must not be eyeing only De Gea as their no. 1 goalkeeper. With Gianluigi Donnarumma signing a contract, he remains a weak target, but with the power Madrid have, one cannot rule that out. Thibaut Courtois also remains an option for the Los Blancos if they decide to not go for Keylor Navas this season.
3. Damaged relations between United and Madrid:
A lot has happened since Madrid first wanted De Gea. It is safe to say that the relations between United and Madrid have only gone bad with the fax machine saga and recently during the negotiations for an Alvaro Morata move to Manchester United. Madrid stayed stubborn while negotiating which resulted in United pursuing Lukaku and the deal going off. United will definitely play hard ball to even enter into any sort of negotiations with the Spanish giants considering the events that have taken place recently.
2. Madrid’s other transfer priorities:
Keylor Navas is nowhere close to be termed as a weak link in the Madrid lineup. He has enjoyed some good spell last season but struggled due to his consistency issues. Besides, Madrid have other transfer priorities that need more attention. With Ronaldo’s future getting uncertain time and again every season and with Bale and Benzema struggling with injuries and consistencies, Madrid need someone like Kylian Mbappe to bring more firepower to their attack. Madrid do have good youngsters coming up but they will need to bring a strong attacker this summer.
1. De Gea is happy:
It was evident under Louis Van Gaal that De Gea was getting frustrated with the results and the state of the club. But the arrival of Jose Mourinho has changed things around quite smoothly, much to the amazement of the Spanish goalkeeper. De Gea looks more than happy at the club, especially with his Spanish compatriots and it is very unlikely that he has any intentions of leaving the club for Madrid.