Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are sat on the fence after the Daily Star revealed how Louis van Gaal is prepared to use David de Gea as bait to bring Gareth Bale to Old Trafford.
United fans are torn as they will be sacrificing a player who has been incredible between the sticks for a player who has proved he is as good in front of the opposition goal.
It is suggested that van Gaal has accepted that De Gea will be moving on, but he will be hoping he can use him in a bid to knock down the price tag for Bale, who initially cost Madrid £85 million.
Despite Los Blancos’ president, Florentino Perez, backing the Welshman to succeed at the Bernabeu, it is clear to see Bale is unsettled in Spain.
Punters believe one of the reasons why he is unhappy is because he is struggling to perform in Cristiano Ronaldo’s shadow.
A large proportion of Red Devils supporters inside the Transfer Tavern feel that letting De Gea go would be a huge mistake, and feel the club needs a goalkeeper of his calibre to remain at the club.
Manchester United fans. Who would you have – David de Gea or Gareth Bale next season? Let us know your thoughts below.
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