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Real Madrid to meet £52m release clause for Manchester United’s David De Gea

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Real Madrid are poised to meet the £52million release clause of Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.

The Spain international joined the Red Devils back in 2011 and had agreed a move to the Spanish giants in 2015 but the transfer to Madrid collapsed at the last minute.

De Gea responded to the situation by committing his future to United by signing a new four-year deal to stay at Old Trafford until 2019 but they have not managed to make the Champions League twice in the last three seasons.

After numerous talks, Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho eventually persuaded De Gea to stay when he came into the club last summer.

However, Spanish news organisation Marca claims that the Spaniard had a £52m release clause inserted into his contract at the club.

The fee would by far be a world record sum for a goalkeeper but United would also be getting rid of their Player of the Year for each of the last three terms.

Marca also believe that Madrid are very likely to move for the former Atletico Madrid star in 2018 when De Gea would be 28-years-old, with only one year left on his deal at the Theatre of Dreams.

By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)

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