The big rivals are about to arrange the biggest trade in recent history
Reports from Spain say that Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez has already picked his preferred number ahead of his transfer to the English giants.
David De Gea will finally become a Real Madrid player after years of speculation a number of failed attempts by the Los Merengues.
It is a common practice that a high profile player is brought in when the presidential elections are on at the Spanish champions and this year it seems as though that the Manchester United No.1 will become the next Galactico.
Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez has been on the Manchester United shortlist ever since he was a Banfield player in the Argentine league, but United never decided to make a move for him because of his price and inexperience.
The financial details of the trade are still unknown, but it is expected that it will all be revealed in the coming days. The legendary number 7 jersey has become available ever since Depay’s departure to Lyon this January, but there are valid reasons to believe that Wayne Rooney will leave the club as well and make the number 10 available.
Antoine Griezmann is another player that has been heavily linked with a move to the Old Trafford club and the Frenchman has made his feelings known about the desire to wear the number 7 due to his admiration for former England captain David Beckham.
Should this move materialize, James will become the second Colombian to play for United after his compatriot and teammate Radamel Falcao played there in the 2014/15 season under Louis van Gaal.
David De Gea has been United’s player of the year in the past three seasons and has been voted in the Premier League’s best 11 for this campaign. Speculations say that Mourinho will try to replace the Spanish goalkeeper with Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel, who would follow in his father’s footsteps who was a United player for 8 seasons.