Atletico Madrid's chief executive, ​Miguel Angel Gil Marin, has admitted that the club would love to see former goalkeeper David De Gea join their arch rivals Real Madrid - as they would receive a chunk of any transfer fee. 


The Manchester United goalkeeper was understood to be minutes away from leaving Old Trafford back in the summer of 2015, as Real Madrid looked set to complete a deal for the Spaniard on transfer deadline day. 

However, the switch never happened, as the deal fell through at the last minute and De Gea has since signed a contract extension at United, which appears to suggest his immediate future remains with the Red Devils. 


Recent rumours have now hinted that Real Madrid have turned their attentions to another former Atletico goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, who currently plays for Premier League leaders Chelsea. 

But whilst the Belgian continues to be linked with a move to the Bernabeu, Atletico's chief executive has admitted he would like to see Los Blancos sign De Gea instead, as it would mean the club receive some of the potential transfer fee. 


Marin told Onda Cero (as quoted by ​Goal.com): "I would not feel bad if Madrid signed Courtois, but I would love to have De Gea sign up because we own five per cent of the [sell-on fee].


"Courtois is a great professional and a great guy and I wish him well but I think he should stay at Chelsea. It would not be a betrayal [if De Gea went to Atletico], I do not think the fans would feel that way."

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