David de Gea remains unattached to a club after the conclusion of the last transfer window and could make a return to Manchester United. The 32-year-old Spanish goalkeeper is considered one of the most iconic players in his position.
Speculations and rumours about De Gea’s future have recently surfaced. Following Onana’s shortcomings and his potential call-ups to the Cameroonian national team, the Red Devils might be contemplating his return to compete for a spot and play in games when the current starter is absent.
Onana, initially brought in to be the primary goalkeeper, is likely to be summoned to represent Cameroon in the 2024 African Cup of Nations, taking place from January 13 to February 11. According to The Sun newspaper, De Gea’s return to Manchester United is a possibility due to this situation.
United to offer De Gea a short-term contract
Facing the prospect of having only Altay Bayindir, newly acquired in the summer from Fenerbahçe, and the experienced 37-year-old Tom Heaton as the sole options for the remainder of the season, United is assessing the option of extending a short-term contract to De Gea as a trial.
On his social media platforms, David De Gea made a post with a pensive emoji, further intriguing fans. Additionally, he shared a photo featuring himself alongside Bruno Fernandes, his former teammate.
Following protracted contract renewal negotiations in June, during which United even withdrew a contract offer that had been made to De Gea, the goalkeeper left the club after over a decade. Since then, David de Gea has been without a club and even contemplated retirement.
David De Gea spent 12 seasons with Manchester United and departed the club after declining a salary reduction proposal. Now, he appears to be on the verge of returning to the club and having the opportunity to compete for the position with Onana, who was one of the reasons for his departure in June.