The Red Devils faithful are getting anxious about their goalkeeper David De Gea as Real Madrid will appoint Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui after the World Cup.
De Gea has arguably been Manchester United’s best player for the past half a decade or so and his domineering performances between the posts for the Premier League giants has attracted plenty of interest from La Liga side Real Madrid.
The Spanish outfit has been eager to lure De Gea back to his native because he is one of the best keepers in the world and has been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu for the past two seasons. United have done well so far to keep De Gea away from the clutches but now a move back to Spain seems inevitable.
Real Madrid announced on Tuesday afternoon that Julen Lopetegui will be the successor for Zinedine Zidane at the Los Blancos after winning three consecutive Champions League titles in a row. Lopetegui has been Spain’s national coach for the past two years and the FIFA World Cup this summer will be his first major tournament.
The 27-year-old has been Florentino Perez’ prime target in this summer transfer window as well but United fear that this could be the window that De Gea finally joins Real Madrid. Lopertegui will have a significant impact regarding De Gea’s future now as Real Madrid will step up their chase for the Spanish number one.
According to the Metro, the 51-year-old manager could use the World Cup campaign as an opportunity to lure De Gea away from Old Trafford and into his future plans at the Santiago Bernabeu. De Gea was extremely close to signing for Madrid back in 2015 only for a dodgy fax machine to stall the deal from going through.
This is probably the best opportunity for Real Madrid to secure a deal for De Gea because he will be under the supervision of Lopetegui for a whole month or so and the Spanish manager needs to ensure that he keeps up the legacy for Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid and bolsters his squad.