Manchester United 'to demand Real Madrid pay world record £88million for David De Gea transfer'


Manchester United have slapped a mammoth £88million price tag on David De Gea's head, according to reports.

United are reportedly hopeful that such a move will stop Real Madrid from attempting to poach him once again this summer.

De Gea, 27, reminded La Liga suitors just what he is capable of with his wonder save against Sevilla in the Champions League during last week.

The Spanish goalkeeper was set to move to Real for £35m in the summer of 2015, only to see the move collapse in the final seconds of the window due to technical difficulties.

But if the move is going to happen again, Marca have claimed that United have told Real to stump up €100m (£88m).


The report claims that De Gea's value has come straight from the Glazer family - who will refuse to accept anything less.

Real have also been interested in Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, but he is closing in on signing a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

De Gea would reportedly extend his current contract at United, having become comfortable living in Manchester.

His current deal has 18 months left to run, but Old Trafford chiefs have the option to extend it by another year.

A new contract could see his wages increase to well over £200,000-a-week.

An £88m move to Real would be the world record fee ever paid for a goalkeeper by quite some distance, with the current most expensive being Manchester City's Ederson, who cost £34.7m last summer.

The overall world transfer record is the £199m that Paris Saint-Germain paid for Neymar.

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