David de Gea is at a turning point in his soccer career after saying goodbye to Manchester United in July. The former Premier League club’s stalwart custodian from Spain now has to decide whether to pursue European success or start a new adventure in Saudi Arabia.
De Gea is a free agent and will continue to be so as the summer transfer window comes to an end. Now that his time at Manchester United has officially come to an end, the soccer community has been speculating eagerly about where he will play next. Particularly after Thibaut Courtois’ injury, Real Madrid seemed like the best option. However, as Saudi Arabian clubs enter the picture, the story has taken an unexpected turn.
Amidst the uncertainty, several Saudi Arabian clubs are making their intentions clear in the race to secure De Gea’s signature. Notably, Al-Nassr has emerged as a frontrunner in the pursuit of the talented goalkeeper. Reports suggest that the club has set its sights on De Gea as the marquee addition to their roster for the upcoming season.
Still a chance David de Gea moves to Saudi Arabia. One to watch between now and September 7. Both Al-Nassr and Al-Ittihad have been discussed. De Gea has been holding out for a European club, but Saudi dealmakers nonetheless hoping to change his mind.🧤 pic.twitter.com/dDJ7VxLHhh
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) August 27, 2023
A few weeks ago, the German club Bayern Munich also expressed interest in hiring De Gea. The Spanish goalkeeper’s eventual destination at Bayern Munich has not been determined yet.
De Gea still makes decisions largely under the influence of the allure of European success. Atletico Madrid, the goalkeeper’s childhood club, has come up again in recent discussions.
David de Gea speaks out against after Luis Rubiales refuses to resign
As a result of a questionable incident at the Women’s World Cup, Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF), has recently become embroiled in controversy.
The result following the Women’s World Cup final game between Spain and England called for celebrations following Spain’s 1-0 victory. However, an unexpected turn was taken as Spanish player Jennifer Hermoso was photographed being kissed on stage by Luis Rubiales.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) August 25, 2023
Former Manchester United custodian David de Gea has aligned himself with individuals who feel outraged and concerned about Rubiales’ actions. The incident not only tarnished Spain’s victory but also sparked debates about leadership and responsibility among soccer fans.
David de Gea shared his thoughts about the incident on social media in response to it. His brief tweet simply stated, “My ears are bleeding.”
De Gea’s words served as a subtly effective rebuke, conveying the general unease felt by those who were in attendance at the president’s actions.