David De Gea, 33, once a world-class goalkeeper, is reportedly considering retirement.
‘De Gea could retire if he does not receive an offer from a major club to become their number one goalkeeper,’ the Guardian reported on March 23, noting that ‘De Gea, who has rejected offers from several clubs including Saudi Arabia, has said money is not his main motivation’. ‘De Gea wants to play for a club where he can compete for major honors after leaving Manchester United in the summer,’ it added.
De Gea, who spent 12 years in goal for United, left the club last summer after being pushed out by Andre Onana. De Gea lost out to Onana, his former Ajax protégé, when manager Eric Tenhagh decided he needed goalkeeping reinforcements. ‘De Gea is thought to be disappointed with the way he left United after his contract expired,’ says The Guardian. Mourinho, who wants Onana to replace De Gea as the main man, offered De Gea, who was United’s highest paid player, a new contract on lower terms,’ and that ‘discussions broke down in July and De Gea was unable to say goodbye in front of supporters.
Born in 1990, De Gea made 38 appearances in the English Premier League (EPL) last season, conceding 43 goals. His career EPL record is 415 appearances and 446 goals conceded. “He has been named in the PFA team of the year five times and has won the fan-voted Matt Busby Player of the Year award four times, including three consecutive seasons,” the Guardian writes. While he’s still an outstanding player, a number of crucial errors have come together to tarnish his reputation. The lack of offers from big clubs has put a question mark over his future.온라인카지노
‘Former United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo has been persuaded to join him at Al Nasr, but De Gea is refusing to budge on his stance,’ said British soccer specialist 90min, adding that ‘De Gea is willing to wait until the January transfer window opens to play in the Champions League again’.