Jose Mourinho is concerned that Manchester United could lose David De Gea on a free move to Juventus.
The Italian boss, who beat United 1-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday, have moved toward becoming experts in the craft of eating up best football stars and it is comprehended that the goalkeeper knows that they need him when his arrangement at Old Trafford lapses.
The 27-year-old has an agreement that runs out next summer, albeit United have the alternative of a further year. It gives the idea that Juventus are prepared to play a cat-and-mouse game — similarly as they did when they baited a 19-year-old Paul Pogba to Turin in 2012 after his agreement kept running down. Joined at that point needed to burn through £89 million to take the France midfielder back to Old Trafford in 2016.
De Gea had been required to sign another arrangement with United after Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois joined Real Madrid in the mid year. Notwithstanding, no arrangement has been made and it appears he realizes that Juventus, who have won the previous seven Serie A titles — guaranteeing the twofold with the Coppa Italia in the previous four — are in shaft position to poach him.
A Manchester United source stated: “De Gea played against his future club on Tuesday. Juve are a specialist in astute arrangements. Whenever United don’t offer him in the mid year, Juventus will hold up until the finish of his agreement.”
It appears that the Italian club are in a solid position, with United conceivably tolerating a cut-value offer from them next summer as opposed to hazard losing De Gea in vain a year later. Chelsea had a comparable issue this mid year over Courtois, tolerating about £31 million for the Belgium goalkeeper, at that point burn through £71 million — a world-record expense for the position — to acquire Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao.
Juventus gloat a noteworthy record of procuring top ability to no end, the latest such marking being Emre Can from Liverpool this mid year. They likewise gobbled up Andrea Pirlo from AC Milan in 2011, Fernando Llorente (from Athletic Bilbao in 2013), Kingsley Coman (from Paris Saint-Germain in 2014), Sami Khedira (from Bayern Munich in 2015), Dani Alvés (from Barcelona in 2016) and Pogba.
They are not shy to spend, positioned the ninth-most extravagant club on the planet and the most extravagant in Italy. They demonstrated that in the mid year by marking Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid for £99 million.
Juventus are likewise looking for a world-class goalkeeper after Gianluigi Buffon, 40, left for PSG in the mid year. Wojciech Szczesny, previously of Arsenal, has had Buffon’s spot yet the Italians obviously need De Gea to be their primary man.
Joined paid what was then a British record expense for a goalkeeper of £18.9 million when they marked De Gea from Atletico Madrid amid the late spring of 2011.