Real Madrid nearly signed David de Gea in 2015 but for a fax machine mishap. Although the highly-rated goalkeeper has since signed a new contract with Manchester United, it appears Real Madrid have not lost hope of signing him, and according to the Daily Mail they will attempt to sign him again this summer, for £52 million.
De Gea reportedly has a release clause worth €65m in his contract at Old Trafford, which means there is a big risk of losing him this summer should Real Madrid trigger the release clause – if such a clause exists. This would be sad considering the Spaniard has been our best player over the last three seasons now.
To be fair, it is a matter of when, not if, de Gea will leave the club. In my opinion, we are better off making moves to replace him now. If Madrid want him again this summer, you can be sure they will get him, especially if he is really does have a release clause.
It would be great if we can get one or two Real Madrid players in exchange. They won’t sell Toni Kroos but they have done crazier things in the past, such as selling Mesut Ozil, and I think we should try to get the German in exchange for de Gea.
With Michael Carrick nearing retirement age, Kroos would be an excellent addition to our midfield. It is a fact that we are well stocked in that area number wise, but none of our midfielders are as good as Kroos. His signing would allow Paul Pogba to be played further up the field. It may sound like a pipe dream, but no one thought Arsenal had a chance of signing Ozil, and no one thought the Spanish giants would sell Wesley Sneijder in 2009, but they did.
Another player we could try to sign is James Rodriguez. He has not been playing and could be sold this summer for the right price. He will be an upgrade on Anthony Martial and will be useful in other areas of the team as well.
Isco is another player, but his signing will be difficult to pull off, but not impossible if Madrid finds a bigger fish.