Bayern Munich decide against signing former Manchester United shot-stopper David de Gea
Former Manchester United shot-stopper David de Gea will not be moving to Bayern Munich in the ongoing transfer window, according to Sky Sport reporter Florian Plettenberg on Twitter.
Thomas Tuchel is not keen on adding the Spaniard to his ranks this summer and vetoed the move. The German manager wanted to sign Manchester City shot-stopper Stefan Ortega and even got in touch with him. However, it does not look like a deal will materialise for the Sky Blues’ number two.
The Bundesliga giants had also held talks with De Gea regarding bolstering their goalkeeping department. The 32-year-old was open to experiencing a new chapter in his career at the Allianz Arena side.
United signed the shot-stopper in the summer of 2011 from Atletico Madrid. He replaced Edwin van der Sar as the number one at the Red Devils. After taking a little time to settle in, the Spaniard became a key player for us.
De Gea was considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world at one point. The veteran made impressive saves week in, week out for the Old Trafford side. However, in the last few years at the club, his form was inconsistent.
With Erik ten Hag’s arrival last summer, the Spaniard remained the number one at United. The shot-stopper made some clutch saves for us over the 2022/23 term, keeping 17 clean sheets in the Premier League.
However, despite De Gea’s impressive displays, he left a lot to be desired playing under the Dutch manager. The gaffer has built a pedigree of making his teams play out from the back over the years. However, the Spaniard left a lot to be desired with his distribution.
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Bayern expect Manuel Neuer to return from his injury in a few weeks time. Sven Ulreich has seemingly been trusted in between the sticks by Bundesliga giants until the 37-year-old returns. Therefore, it remains to be seen what the future holds for De Gea now.