Real Madrid have not given up on their goalkeeper target and are planning a new bid for David de Gea.
Written by Cosmin Mihalescu. April 22, 2017.
After coming seconds away from signing de Gea on transfer deadline day in 2015, Real Madrid have again expressed their intentions to sign the Spanish goalkeeper. Two years ago, Manchester United and Real Madrid accused each other of not submitting the transfer papers on time for the transfer of de Gea to the Spanish giants.
Jose Mourinho seems ready to let his goalkeeper go, but he plans a very ambitious counteroffer to Real Madrid’s opening bid of €60m. “The Special One” has made it clear that he wants two Real Madrid stars in exchange of his goalkeeper. Spanish striker Alvaro Morata and French defender Raphael Varane are Mourinho’s targets.
Alvaro Morata has failed to impress Zidane and hasn’t managed to secure a place in the starting eleven and will probably be allowed to leave in the summer. On the other hand, Raphael Varane is widely regarded as a long-term solution for Real Madrid’s defence by Zinedine Zidane.
Morata, valued at €40m, has played 36 games for Real Madrid this season (most of them coming in as a substitute), scoring 17 goals and registering 4 assists. Varane’s market value is estimated at €35m. The French central defender has played 32 games this season, managing 4 goals and one assist.