Transfer rumours surrounding David de Gea and the Spanish giants Real Madrid has got Manchester United to be marked by anxious uneasiness that it will go into the goalkeeper's head to leave the club
There are speculations once more, connecting de Gea with a £50million move to Madrid after he was left out of the squad of United's 3:0 victory over Sunderland during the weekend.
While United boss, Mourinho claimed the goalkeeper's absence was due to a minor injury, the club officials are now worried that the transfer talk mat likely draw his attention away from United according to the Mirror.
David de Gea was at the edge of joining Real Madrid on transfer deadline day in the summer of 2015, however, the move was not possible due to paperwork issues making him signed a new contract shortly after, keeping him at Old Trafford till 2019.
But Real Madrid refused to give up the goalkeeper and are reportedly eyeing up a summer move for de Gea and are very confident of the chances of getting him this time.
A United source told the Daily Star regarding the issue that Spain international is still tempted by a move to his native country.
“David wanted to join them two seasons ago but it obviously didn’t happen,” the source said.
“But Real Madrid have stayed on his radar. It’s difficult not to be interested in them if they want you.
“There is also the issue of Champions League football. He doesn’t want to be missing out on that for more than one season.
“All the speculation has started again and it could be distracting for him.”
The Spanish giants are keen to bring in a new goalkeeper next season, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, with current no.1 Kaylor Navas out-of-favour.
“The first preference is David De Gea, but Jose Mourinho has sent a message to Real that he doesn’t want to sell his goalkeeper, so that’s where we stand at the moment,” Balague told Sky Sports.
“Thibaut Courtois seems more likely but they don’t have an agreement with either player just yet.
“One thing we do know is that Florentino Perez doesn’t want Keylor Navas to be the No.1 next season.”