Saudi Arabia still keen on landing former Manchester United shot-stopper David de Gea
Former Manchester United shot-stopper David de Gea is still on the radar of teams in Saudi Arabia in the ongoing transfer window, according to CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs on Twitter.
As things stand, the veteran goalkeeper is looking to remain in Europe for now. However, there is still a chance that the Spaniard will move to the Middle East this summer.
Al-Nassr, who have Cristiano Ronaldo, and Al-Ittihad, who signed Karim Benzema recently, have expressed an interest in the 32-year-old. The two Saudi Pro League outfits have been discussed as his next destination.
But it remains to be seen whether De Gea will also end up moving to Saudi in the coming days. The Middle Eastern country has seen an influx of top talent from European football in the ongoing transfer window. They are trying to persuade the Spaniard as well.
United signed De Gea in the summer of 2011 from Atletico Madrid. He immediately replaced Edwin van der Sar in between the sticks for the Red Devils.
After taking some time to settle in at the Old Trafford side, the shot-stopper developed into one of the best in the world. The Spaniard was part of the Manchester-based club’s team that last won the Premier League title in 2013.
While United have been unable to hit the same strides since, De Gea arguably got better over time and was one of our best players through some difficult periods.
However, the veteran goalkeeper seemed to lose his way a bit after the 2018 World Cup. But the Spaniard was able to cement his place in the starting lineup once again.
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Under Erik ten Hag, De Gea won the Premier League Golden Glove last season. However, despite some impressive displays, the shot-stopper looked uncomfortable implementing the Dutch manager’s ideas. Therefore, it felt like the right time to move on from him. Where the Spaniard will be interesting to see.