With Champions League football on offer, the French number one is said to be ready to prove his worth at a club such as Manchester United and would love to link up with Louis van Gaal if De Gea eventually joins Real Madrid.
Manchester United are interested in signing Real Madrid centre-half Pepe, according to Tutto Mercato Web, with the same report claiming that a potential deal will depend on whether or not the Spanish giants will offer the Portuguese global a new contract in the coming weeks or not.
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It remains to be seen whether Spurs would accept that sort of money but the newspaper suggests that the France No. 1 would jump at the chance of moving to Old Trafford if the two clubs could agree a fee.
Benitez didn’t make the situation any clearer in his latest press conference.
“Hugo is a Tottenham player, he is the Tottenham captain and he will be a Tottenham player and I don’t see that changing”.
“For me personally, I don’t foresee that transfer even remotely starting up”, Friedel told the Daily Express.
Spurs have been without their No1 goalkeeper throughout pre-season since he fractured his wrist in the United States.
“Sometimes it is a little bit turbulent up until that deadline day and then, once that comes and goes and the player is still at the club, then I’m afraid he just has to get on with it”.