According to reports, De Gea, who used to play for Manchester United, is interested in joining Newcastle United. Since Nick Pope is currently unable to play due to a shoulder injury, the Magpies require a new goalkeeper, and De Gea might be the ideal choice.
The Spanish goalkeeper, who is 33 years old, departed from United in June after being a part of the club for 12 years. During his time there, he made an impressive 545 appearances. While De Gea had become a controversial figure at United, the difficulties faced by his successor Andre Onana have contributed to improving De Gea’s reputation in retrospect. De Gea recently created speculation when he posted a photo on Instagram showing goalkeeping gloves on a field, along with the caption ‘Work, work, work’, which attracted the attention of his 15 million followers. This has resulted in rumors connecting him to a potential transfer to Newcastle, who are currently missing their first-choice goalkeeper due to Nick Pope’s severe shoulder injury sustained during a match against United on December 2.
Pope has already undergone surgery for his dislocated shoulder and is anticipated to be sidelined for approximately four months. Meanwhile, Martin Dubravka has temporarily taken over the goalkeeping duties but has allowed nine goals in three matches, leading to speculations that Newcastle might consider approaching De Gea. The belief is that the Magpies may make a move to acquire De Gea on a temporary basis until the season concludes. The skilled goalkeeper, who has been without a team for half a year, is said to be willing to consider this opportunity.
In unrelated updates, Donny van de Beek from Manchester United is poised to depart from the club once more. Having been unsuccessful in securing a permanent transfer to Everton or any other team during the summer, the Dutch midfielder has now agreed to go on loan to Eintracht Frankfurt, with the potential for a permanent move down the line.