Guillem Balague admits surprise that Man United could sell this star player

The La Liga expert believes David De Gea will swap Manchester United for Real Madrid in the summer

La Liga expert Guillem Balague Photo: Screen grab

Guillem Balague admits he is surprised that Manchester United are willing to sell David De Gea.

The Spain international has been heavily linked with a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid at the end of the 2016-17 season.

De Gea has been no stranger to speculation surrounding his future at Manchester United and came close to a move to Madrid in 2015.

However, the Premier League goalkeeper’s proposed move fell through on the final day of the Spanish transfer window.

De Gea has consistently been one of Manchester United’s best players since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement back in 2013.

However, Balague has revealed that there appears to be an agreement between De Gea, Manchester United and Real Madrid about a transfer this summer.

“I wanted to clarify a point I made earlier. I’m convinced Real Madrid are winning the race for David de Gea,” Balague told Sky Sports.

“It surprises me that Manchester United, who have aspirations of being the biggest club in the world, would let him go.

“But it seems to be reaching a point where everyone is in agreement that it is best if they go their separate ways.”

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Manchester United signed De Gea in a £17m deal from Atletico Madrid back in the 2011 summer transfer window.

The Red Devils are looking to win the Europa League this season after Manchester United edged past Celta Vigo in the semi-final.

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