David De Gea offered Premier League return but turns it down | Football

David De Gea is still without a club since leaving Manchester United (Picture: Getty Images)

David De Gea has been offered the chance to return to the Premier League with Nottingham Forest, but the goalkeeper is yet to be convinced into joining a new club.

The 33-year-old left Manchester United at the end of last season when his contract expired, bringing to an end a 12-year stay at Old Trafford.

It is somewhat surprising that seven months later the Spain international is still unemployed, clearly in no rush to jump back into the game.

De Gea has been linked with a number of clubs, from Real Madrid to Paris Saint-Germain and from Newcastle to Al Shabab, but a deal has not materialised at any.

The Athletic report that Nottingham Forest was a genuine opportunity for the Spaniard, with De Gea being told it would be a short-term deal for him and a good chance to put himself in the shop window for a bigger move in the summer.

However, the former Atletico Madrid man was not sold on the project and remains patiently waiting for the right opportunity to arise.

Where that will emerge is yet to be seen, with the likelihood of him getting a better opportunity than a club like Nottingham Forest only diminishing as he spends longer and longer outside of the professional game.

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Matz Sels moved to the City Ground in January (Picture: Getty Images)

In their search for a new stopper, Forest turned to Matz Sels, who they brought in from Strasbourg shortly before the January transfer deadline.

The Belgium international has a stint at Newcastle from 2016-18 and has moved to the City Ground on a three-and-a-half year deal.

The Belgian will compete with Matt Turner, and Odysseas Vlachodimos for the gloves.


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