Man United transfers: Gary Neville happy with reported Sergio Ramos bid

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville is glad David De Gea won't be used as makeweight in Sergio Ramos deal

Gary Neville says he would be happy if Manchester United coughed up £28m for Real Madrid defender Gary Neville.

The Red Devils were initially reported to be prepared to use their player of the season, David De Gea, as a make-weight in a deal to sign the World Cup winner.

The Spanish goalkeeper has been heavily linked with a move to the 10-time European champions throughout the Premier League season.

Now, United are thought to have made a £28.6m bid for the defender.

But two-time Champions League winner Neville was unhappy with talk of a De Gea-Ramos part-exchange transfer.

Asked by a Red Devils supporter if he was pleased to hear United could sign Ramos in a £28m deal without sacrificing De Gea, Neville said: “A lot happier.”

Ramos has won three La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey crowns and the Champions League.

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The Real Madrid defender is set to become a free agent in the summer of 2017 unless the World Cup winner agrees a new deal with the 10-time European champions.

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