David de Gea may retire if he does not get offer to be No 1 at major club


David de Gea may retire if he does not receive an offer to be the first-choice goalkeeper at a major club, per the Guardian. The former Manchester United and Spain No 1 has rejected several approaches, including from Saudi Arabia, with money not a prime motivator.

De Gea is retaining fitness in the hope of an offer from the right club and from a manager who views him as being in his prime. After departing United in the summer De Gea, who will be 33 in November, would like to play for a club capable of competing for major honours.

De Gea left United after 12 years in which he won the Premier League, FA Cup, two League Cups and the Europa League. He was twice a Premier League Golden Glove winner, including last season, was selected for the PFA team of the year five times.

De Gea is thought to be disappointed regarding the manner of his departure from United after his contract expired. Erik ten Hag’s wish to replace him as the No 1 with André Onana meant De Gea was offered a new deal on reduced terms, having been one of United’s highest-earners, on about £375,000 a week.

Discussions broke down in July, meaning De Gea was unable to receive a farewell in front of supporters.

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