Manchester United fans are looking up with shock here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they hear Metro claim that Iker Casillas’ long-term replacement has been identified – and it is David De Gea.
Our regulars note that De Gea has been linked with a move to Real Madrid a fair few times in recent weeks but it seems that rumours are only set to intensify with the news that the La Liga side are ready to step up their pursuit of De Gea.
Over a game of pool and a pint, our landlord notes that Iker Casillas has today claimed he thinks that he could play on until the age of 40.
That might well give United some respite in regards to clinging onto De Gea but as the majority of our regulars know, once Real Madrid come calling, it is very hard to say no, especially if you are Spanish.
Not only that but the chance to join one of , if not the best, team in the world could well prove too much for the former Atletico Madrid keeper to resist, despite Louis van Gaal and Manchester United fans lavishing him with nothing but praise for his performances recently.
Manchester United fans. Do you think you will manage to keep De Gea or will the lure of Real Madrid prove too much as it so often has previously? Let us know your thoughts below.