Manchester United shot stopper David de Gea has emerged as Real Madrid’s preferred goalkeeping acquisition to replace Iker Casillas, as reported by fichajes.net.
However, this does not necessarily mean that he will be signed, with questions about whether De Gea is a better option than Espanyol’s Kiko Casilla still existing.
The Man Utd keeper was in incredible form to keep Everton at bay just prior to the international break, and has since been handed a further boost after starting Spain’s last Euro 2016 qualifier.
He has been identified by Real as the ideal replacement to the stalwart Casillas, having also replaced him for the national side.
However, with Man Utd thought to want €31 million for his services, it might prove to be the case that the transfer fee is prohibitive.
Real’s hierarchy apparently do not believe it is reasonable to spend that much on a goalkeeper, and would instead consider Casilla as an option, as he would only cost around €10 million.