As the battle to secure David De Gea’s future heats up, TBN understands that Manchester United have asked Real Madrid for “anyone or anything Spanish” as part of any deal involving the goalkeeper.
Sources within the club, who finished fourth in the Premier League last season, stated that they are resigned to letting the goalkeeper leave, but desire something Spanish – be it living or no – to come the other way.
“The eco system at Old Trafford has become very Spanish oriented. Any disruption could have massive ramifications on the other Spanish speaking players in the squad,” said a spokesperson.
“While we’d ideally take Sergio Ramos or Dani Carvajal, we would also accept some kind of jamón ibérico, or perhaps an old chair. Basically, as long as it’s Spanish, we’ll probably take it,” he added.
Real Madrid have yet to make a formal counter offer, though those close to the deal have suggested that they may be willing to part with a wonderful little hamper containing some chorizo and manchego cheese, as well as several bottles of San Miguel.
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