David De Gea could sack 'super agent' Jorge Mendes if he doesn't secure Manchester United goalkeeper a move to Real Madrid

De Gea's proposed exit appears to be on the shelf for now with United reluctant to sell this summer

Jack de Menezes
Tuesday 18 August 2015 10:02
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea

'Super agent' Jorge Mendes could pay the price for failing to secure David De Gea's move to Real Madrid before the end of the transfer window, with the Manchester United goalkeeper believed to have hired him three years ago with the sole aim to secure him a move away from Old Trafford.

De Gea’s move to Real appears to be less likely with each day that goes by, especially as Real defender Sergio Ramos signed a new five-year contract with the club to end any chance of joining United in a deal that would include De Gea.

With a year left on his contract, De Gea looks set to be on his way out of Old Trafford within the next year, although Real could speed up that process should they match United’s £28m valuation before the 1 September deadline.

Should De Gea remain at United for the final year of his current deal, the Spain No 1 goalkeeper will be due around €5m (£3.55m), but with his contract expired next summer De Gea will no longer require Mendes to structure a move.

Accoridng to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, De Gea could decide to axe Mendes for not completing a move to Real, and the reports adds that the Portuguese football agent was only signed up by De Gea ahead of a planned move to Real should they follow up their interest a few years ago.

Jorge Mendes (left) alongside Radamel Falcao

Mendes has emerged as one of the leading football agents in the world in recent years, having structured Radamel Falcao’s numerous moves to Atletico Madrid, Monaco, United and most recently Chelsea while also looking after Cristiano Ronaldo and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

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