Ex-Man Utd goalkeeper David de Gea in talks to join new club | Football

David de Gea has been a free agent since leaving Manchester United last summer (AP)

Former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is holding talks to join Saudi Pro League side Al-Shabab, according to reports.

De Gea has been a free agent since he was released by United last summer and is yet to find a new club in the January transfer window.

The 33-year-old had been linked with a switch to Newcastle United to provide cover following Nick Pope’s injury.

But De Gea’s best chance of returning to football now appears to be joining the Saudi Pro League as MailOnline reports that the Spaniard is now in negotiations with Al-Shabab.

The Saudi side, who have former Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco in their squad, currently sit 11th in the table and just four points above the relegation zone.

David de Gea during his final season at Manchester United

David de Gea could now be heading to the Saudi Pro League (Getty)

Speaking at the end of December, Newcastle United’s all-time record goalscorer, Alan Shearer, urged his former club to make a move for De Gea.

‘I would agree goalkeeper and centre forward would be the two main priorities for me,’ Shearer said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

‘But good luck trying to find a good centre forward that you can bring in for a decent amount of money.’

Asked if he would sign De Gea for Newcastle, Shearer replied: ‘Yeah, I would.

‘I think Newcastle need a goalkeeper, and De Gea is out there. I know the salary would be huge but they wouldn’t have to pay a fee for him.’

For more stories like this, check our sport page.

Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on
Facebook, 
Twitter and Instagram.


MORE : Chelsea target Victor Osimhen congratulated by Didier Drogba after Nigeria beat Cameroon at AFCON


MORE : Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta on Barcelona shortlist to replace Xavi


MORE : Marcus Rashford attended Belfast nightclub ‘hours before reporting in sick’ and missing Man Utd training

General Sport