Any fan of the Premier League remembers De Gea as one of the best keepers to play in the league in recent times.

In addition, the Spanish goalkeeper is also an icon at Manchester United. He defended the goal of the Red Devils for 10 seasons, piling up great performances and saves that led him to become the keeper of his national team.

He even became the captain in his last season at the club. All of these achievements heavily contrast with the current situation of the player.

After his contract with Manchester United ran out last June, De Gea has yet to find a new team. He has stayed inactive for eight months in which he has tried to find a team that meets his demands.

The Premier League wants De Gea:

It is not due to a lack of offers that David De Gea is not on a team, as he has received proposals from multiple clubs in the last few months.

In fact, English clubs have been the ones that have shown the most interest in the player born in Madrid. The first team to contact him were United themselves as, due to the poor performances of Onana in goal, they did not hesitate to try to get him back. However, De Gea did not want to return to the club that had let him go just a few months prior.

Later on, Newcastle United discussed the possibility of signing De Gea after their starter, Nick Pope, suffered a severe injury. Though the offer fizzled out as they ended up giving a chance to their backup, Dúbravka.

Nottingham Forest were the last English club interested in the Spanish goalkeeper. Nevertheless, the interests of the player did not line up with the proposal of Forest in the latest winter transfer market, so they ended up signing Strasbourg’s Matz Sels.

Saudi Arabia tempts the Spanish keeper:

Saudi Arabia‘s football, which is trending lately, have taken notice of the player’s situation.

The famous Al-Hilal that have Neymar, Bono or Milinković-Savić on their roster have tempted the footballer. And so have Al-Nassr, who wanted to make a second major signing from Manchester United after acquiring Cristiano Ronaldo in a blockbuster transfer last season.

What will be the next step for De Gea? Will he completely retire from football after so much time away from the pitch? Or will he try out an exotic experience in one of Saudi Arabia’s top clubs?

Translated by Nuño Alonso.

Main image: @ManUtd.


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