The future of David de Gea at Manchester United is believed to be nearing its end, with the Spanish custodian featuring neither in the starting lineup nor the bench in United's last two games.
It is obvious the player is not in the best of places mentally, with the goalkeeper reportedly waiting on his potential move to Real Madrid.
Los Blancos are now reportedly willing to wait for the Spain goalkeeper for another 12 more months, before snapping him up on a free transfer.
Not only that, the Daily Mirror has reported that the La Liga heavyweights are willing to lure the 24-year-old by offering him a whopping £12million signing-on fee next summer.
This not only reduces Real's need to shelling out £35m – De Gea's asking price - for the player this summer, but also gives the player enough reasons to think about waiting for one more season at Old Trafford, and seeing out his contract that expires next summer.
United have continuosly insisted they are not willing to accept anything less than the player's asking price from Real, who want to pay around £25m to secure the player's signature this summer.
And the whopping financial incentive to be put forward by the Madrid outfit may just tempt De Gea. However, the ball remains in United's court, if they are willing to agree on the offer with Real before the transfer window closes.
Louis van Gaal has gone on record saying that he is not willing to field De Gea before the cloud of uncertainty over his future moves away. The Dutchman is willing to wait until the end of the summer transfer window to take a decision.
Van Gaal started Sergio Romero between the sticks in their first two games of the Premier League – against Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa – respectively.
While Sam Johnstone remained the other goalkeeper on the substitutes' bench, De Gea and his compatriot Victor Valdes were made to watch the game from the stands.
The Dutch manager also recently went on to say that De Gea had turned down the offer to play against Spurs on the opening day of the Premier League season, after a discussion with United goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek.
"We had been observing him in preparation, he was not so good, he was not the same David De Gea as before," the Dutchman was quoted saying.
"He was my best player last season. According to the fans, he was the best of the last two years."
Meanwhile, Edurne Garcia, De Gea's girlfriend, had also stated earlier this month that her man was looking forward to a return to Madrid.