Goalkeepers Real Madrid can sign instead of David De Gea

5) Hugo Lloris

The Goalkeeper has been at the heart of Tottenham’s turnaround in recent seasons. Since leaving Lyon back in 2012, Lloris has been an ever present and has been consistent in his performances. While the Frenchman may be older than David De Gea at 30, he provides Real an economical option. His wages are also not going to be astronomical as the Spaniard. Lloris may have cost France three points in his latest blunder against Sweden; however, he is no way past his best. He remains one of the finest goalkeepers in the world. He amassed 15 clean sheets last season conceding just 26 goals in the Premier League. 

 

4) Thibaut Courtois

Courtois’ contract talks with Chelsea have reportedly stalled, which will certainly give Real Madrid fans huge delight. The Belgian is easily one of the finest goalkeepers and is still 25. His relatively young age means he has another ten great years at the top. Courtois would certainly not come cheap, as Chelsea plan on continuing with the Belgian for years to come. However, having already won two premier league titles in three years, Courtois may be tempted by the idea of winning the Champions League glory, something English clubs have failed to achieve in recent seasons. Courtois like De Gea had an impressive spell with Real’s arch rivals, Atletico Madrid, meaning he would settle in seamlessly in Madrid.  

 

3) Jan Oblak

Real Madrid’s goalkeeper search might end in their own city with cross-city rivals, Atletico Madrid boasting one of the best goalkeepers in their ranks. Jan Oblak’s stunning performances has caught the eyes of some of Europe’s top clubs, with Real Madrid one of them. It is easy to see why Oblak impresses Los Blancos. The young goalkeeper’s impressive reflexes and ability to play with the ball at his feet is second to none. The Slovenian has wrapped up 66 clean sheets in just 111 appearances and still 24; he will have a lot of time to prove his worth to Real Madrid.

 

2) Bernd Leno

Germany’s youth academy has produced some of the best players of this generation. The likes of Manuel Neuer, Toni Kroos, and Thomas Muller are the prime examples of talent production in Germany. The Deutschland are blessed with top goalkeepers too in Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Bernd Leno. The Bayer Leverkusen shot-stopper is one of the brightest goalkeepers in modern football. While he may not attract the same fanfare as De Gea would, Leno could be one of the most astute signings Real could make this summer. Leno will not cost millions like De Gea, and at a relatively low price, he will bring great quality to the Real Madrid backline.

 

1) Gianluigi Donnarumma

The young Italian was at the heart of criticism this past week, with his decision to reject a new contract with AC Milan. One of the most sought after players, Donnarumma has displayed great maturity for an 18-year-old and looks set to have a long, bright future. His decision to reject a new contract also means that he will certainly leave Milan this summer. Like De Gea, Donnarumma will be nowhere near cheap. Real Madrid are said to be keen to bring the Italian to Madrid; however, will face stiff competition for the talented goalkeeper with the likes of PSG, Manchester United and Juventus too interested in his signature.