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Club urged to sign David de Gea to replace Man City legend for Champions League football



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Celtic have been urged to sign David de Gea to replace a Manchester City legend following their qualification for next season’s Champions League.

Since David de Gea left Manchester United as a free agent in June 2023, he has not found a new club despite multiple offers.

He has seen proposals from the Saudi Pro League and La Liga, and there were even rumours of a move to Newcastle United, although it is unclear exactly how many proposals he has received in the last year.

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The former Spanish international was recently spotted training in Manchester United gear (see featured image), which warmed the hearts of his fans and indicated that he is still eyeing a return to professional football.

Former Celtic midfielder Peter Grant has now urged his old club to make a move for David de Gea this summer to replace outgoing Manchester City legend Joe Hart.

“I look at David de Gea; he’s been training non-league in England. And I’m thinking ‘there’s someone like David de Gea, a club like Celtic, European football. Would that excite him?” Grant told GO Radio.

“Okay, it will cost you a few shillings. But if he’s not going to the likes of Saudi Arabia, because no doubt that’s where he’d get the most money. But if he’s taken a year out and all of a sudden wants to get back – big nights at Celtic Park, eight Champions League matches. Would that be something that excites him?

“But that’s somebody I’d be looking at. That’s the sort of personality you’re probably going to have to replace Joe Hart with.”

it seems as if De Gea has been waiting for a club with Champions League football to offer him a contract, and with Celtic qualifying for the competition’s group stage through their latest SPL victory, he would get that chance.

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