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Man Utd: David de Gea ‘not moved’ by transfer approach from Premier League club



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Former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea remains without a club despite interest from within the Premier League in the January transfer window.

De Gea, 33, left United on a free transfer in the summer after 12 years at the club. There were negotiations for a new deal which eventually fell through.

Erik ten Hag’s side instead signed André Onana as a new first-choice goalkeeper, with Turkish shot-stopper Altay Bayındır joining as a no.2 to the Cameroon international.

Many supporters felt that De Gea still had something to offer United. He had just won the Premier League’s Golden Glove.

However, fast forward to now, and the Spaniard is without a club after two transfer windows. That isn’t without interest, however.

According to The Athletic, last month, there were serious discussions between De Gea and Saudi Pro League club Al Shabab. He was also in talks with Nottingham Forest in the final week of the window.

However, neither of those options progressed. De Gea might be looking for better opportunities and seems comfortable leading his own eSports company right now.

The aforementioned report added that intermediaries attempted to convince the former United goalkeeper that there were benefits to moving to Forest, despite their position in the Premier League.

It was said a short-term deal with the club offered the perfect ‘shop window’ to help remind the football world of De Gea’s talents and attract a more high-profile move in the following summer.

Yet, it was said that De Gea ‘was not moved’ by the proposition, and so continues to not play football.

The Spaniard played 545 games for Manchester United and kept 190 clean sheets, the most of any goalkeeper in the club’s history.