Former Manchester United shot-stopper David de Gea an alternative target for Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich have former Manchester United shot-stopper David de Gea as an alternative on their shortlist this summer, according to Sky Sport reporter Florian Plettenberg on Twitter.
A few weeks back, the Spaniard was not one of the names that was being considered heavily by the Bavarians. However, after missing out on Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has joined Real Madrid on loan, the Bundesliga giants got in touch with the 32-year-old.
De Gea is open to a move to the Allianz Arena side in the ongoing transfer window. Thomas Tuchel’s team will not have any difficulty accepting personal terms with the veteran goalkeeper.
However, Manchester City shot-stopper Stefan Ortega is Bayern’s priority at the moment. The Bavarians are interested in acquiring the services of the Sky Blues’ number two. But if the German outfit are unable to get a deal done for the 30-year-old, then the ex-Red Devil could be finalised by them.
As things stand, Manuel Neuer is on the sidelines for the Bundesliga giants. The Germany international picked up an injury after the 2022 World Cup.
Subsequently, in January, Bayern signed Yann Sommer from Borussia Monchengladbach. However, the Swiss national was sold to Inter Milan recently.
United had signed De Gea in the summer of 2011 from Atletico Madrid. Over the years, the veteran goalkeeper established himself as one of the best in between the sticks.
Unfortunately, the Spaniard had a difficult period for a few years in between at the Old Trafford side. Last season, while he was Erik ten Hag’s first choice, the shot-stopper left a lot to be desired at times.
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The Red Devils now have Andre Onana in their ranks. It remains to be seen what the future holds for De Gea in the coming weeks.