MADRID, Sporting Alert – Louis van Gaal wants Manchester United to sell David de Gea, as he feels the player no longer wants to stay at the club, a report by AS claims.
Real Madrid want to sign the Spanish international, but Man United are determined to hold on to the club’s two-time Player of the Year.
However, van Gaal is starting to feel like the goalkeeper no longer wants to stay at Old Trafford and has apparently instructed the club to cash in on the player and build for the future.
De Gea started Manchester United’s last two preseason games in the International Champions Cup, but his errors against Paris Saint-Germain in the 2-0 defeat during the last game has van Gaal worried.
“We have a situation that is not good for him, for ourselves or for the club he wants to move to,” the Dutchman said after the PSG game.
Initially Manchester United said they will not be selling De Gea to Real Madrid because they want him to help them win the Premier League title this coming season.
But AS is reporting that van Gaal feels it’s time to let the want-away keeper go, as it makes no sense holding on to an unhappy player.
The Red Devils were hoping to secure Sergio Ramos as part of the deal for the club’s keeper, but Real Madrid have been stubborn about letting the defender leave.
It is now understood that he is about to sign a new contract with the Spanish giants and De Gea is hoping to join his fellow countryman.
Manchester United recently signed Argentina World Cup goalkeeper Sergio Romero and Van Gaal admitted his addition was because he feared his current first choice is on his way out.
“I think that in our circumstances, with the threat of David de Gea moving to Real Madrid,” he said.
“We have to prepare our season and I feel that Sergio Romero can fulfill this as we have little time to react if anything happens with David de Gea.”