Atletico Madrid's David de Gea may find himself in a new uniform this summer. With reports circulating that Premier League giants Manchester United have bid £17.5 for the 20 year-old goalkeeper, agent Hector Rincon has confirmed that such an offer would trigger the release clause in de Gea's contract:
What I can tell you is that his release clause now is €20 million, but I have no idea if the club would sell him for less. Right now, the player has a contract with Atletico Madrid and if Manchester United or any other team want him they will have to reach an agreement or pay the whole release clause.
Although the bid figure itself is unconfirmed, if it's true than Atletico would be force to part ways with their highly-rated youngster, who's been with the first team since 2009. The La Liga side refused to confirm United had submitted an offer, but did admit that 'all the big sides in Europe' have asked after De Gea.
Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson are looking hard for a replacement goalkeeper as Edwin van der Sar, now 40, is set to hang up his boots at the end of the season after six years with the club, and have been connected with de Gea, Schalke 04's Manuel Neuer, and Olympique Lyonnais' Hugo Lloris.