Goalkeeper David de Gea Nears Real Betis Switch: Latest Talks Revealed

David de Gea, the former goalkeeper for Manchester United, is said to have had talks with Real Betis regarding a free transfer to the La Liga team.

The Spaniard left Man United at the end of June when his contract expired, and he is currently unattached. He hasn’t been able to sign with a team that suits him.

Recent rumors of De Gea making an unexpected comeback to Old Trafford suggest that the Red Devils are looking for a new goalkeeper because starting goalie Andre Onana will be playing for Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

Goalkeeper David de Gea Nears Real Betis Switch: Latest Talks Revealed

Considering how he left, though—the 33-year-old is rumored to have been offered a contract renewal until the club changed their mind—it is hard to see the player coming back to Man United, even temporarily.

Despite receiving criticism for a number of mistakes made during the previous season, De Gea won the Golden Glove in the Premier League and kept an amazing 17 clean sheets.

The veteran goalie, who played 545 games for Manchester United during his tenure there, has been linked to teams in Saudi Arabia and the Major League Soccer.

El Desmarque claims that De Gea and Real Betis have spoken about De Gea’s possible return to La Liga.

The Spaniard, who is having a fantastic 2023–24 campaign, is reportedly ‘excited’ about the chance to play for the team.

Sixth in the La Liga standings, Manuel Pellegrini’s team has progressed to the second round of the Copa del Rey and is expected to qualify for the Europa League knockout stages.

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This season, Claudio Bravo and Rui Silva have split the starting duties for Real Betis; the former has made nine appearances, while the latter has made eight.

Should De Gea show up, he would supposedly take over as the club’s top stopper right away.

Between 2009 and 2011, the Spaniard represented Atletico Madrid in La Liga, making 57 games and recording 14 clean sheets during that time.

In the event that a deal is reached over the international break, De Gea may be eligible to make his club debut on November 26 against Las Palmas in La Liga.

When Real Betis plays rivals Sevilla in the Sevilla derby on Sunday night, they’ll be looking to extend their winning streak to six games across all competitions.

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