Manchester United transfer news: David de Gea urges Louis van Gaal to sign Andres Iniesta
The Barcelona midfielder is arguably the best player in the world, says the Spanish goalkeeper
Not content with urging Cesc Fabregas to come to Manchester United, David de Gea also wants to see Andres Iniesta join him at Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal is expected to conduct an overhaul of the squad when he parachutes in after the World Cup and is believed to have a transfer kitty in the region of £200m if the right targets can be found.
De Gea appears to be aiming high with those he hopes to see playing in front of him next season, having now linked two of his Spain team-mates with a move to Old Trafford.
Having revealed that he has been attempting to persuade Barcelona midfielder Fabregas to join him, he also wants to see another Barcelona player make the switch.
"I would bring Andres to Manchester United as, for me, he is one of the best players in the world - if not the best," the goalkeeper is quoted as saying by The Sun.
How the 30-year-old who has spent his entire senior career at the Nou Camp would slot into Van Gaal's midfield isn't clear, but De Gea doesn't believe extra room would need to be made.
"I wouldn't sell Juan Mata to make way for him. Juan is a great player."
Cesc Fabregas pictured with the Spain squad
De Gea was today included in Spain's final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil, along with Iniesta and Fabregas.
Latest in Sport
Arsenal vs Chelsea player ratings: Was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain the star as the Gunners ended their Jose Mourinho hoodoo?
Cristiano Ronaldo buys agent Jorge Mendes a whole Greek island as a wedding present
Manchester United and Adidas branded 'sexist' and 'discriminatory' as women's shirt features plunging neckline and different design
Pedro to Manchester United: Louis van Gaal says £22m winger can turn Manchester United into champions
Michael Owen quickly becomes a top Twitter trend after being widely criticised for 'boring' commentary during Arsenal vs Chelsea
- 1 Sabrina Corgatelli: US hunting tourist posts picture of herself with dead giraffe after Cecil the lion outrage
- 2 Katie Hopkins reveals fear she will die during brain surgery to cure epilepsy
- 3 Edward Heath 'child sex abuse' allegation: Investigation to be held into Wiltshire police handling of alleged claim in the 1990s
- 4 Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state
- 5 Tom Cruise: Reporters banned from asking actor about Scientology
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison