Real Madrid will have to pay big for De Gea
Reports from Spain have been claiming that Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has a £52 million buyout clause in his contract. It has now been revealed that there is no clause and that the La Liga giants will have to pay much more if they want the Spanish stopper.
De Gea has been linked with a move to the Spanish Capital for a while now, coming close to a deadline day deal a few windows ago. Manchester United managed to keep hold of their first choice 'keeper, but there is still interest from Real Madrid.
Despite those rumours about a £52 million buyout clause, the Daily Mail has today reported that Manchester United would require a minimum bid of £66 million to even consider selling De Gea. That would double the current record fee for a goalkeeper, which is held by Gianluigi Buffon.
The twenty six year old has continued to improve at Old Trafford this season and appears to be enjoying his time at the club under the management of Jose Mourinho. It is said that the only thing that will make him consider leaving Manchester United is if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. The Red Devils have two opportunities to do so, either by winning the Europa League or by finishing in the top four of the Premier League.
De Gea remains Real Madrid's main goalkeeping target, but if no deal is done that are said to be showing interest in Thibaut Courtois and Gianluigi Donnarumma.