David De Gea Would Be Open to Playing for Newcastle United

Goal keeper David De Gea of Manchester United in 2019.
Goal keeper David De Gea with Manchester United in 2019. Photo by Ryan Browne/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10220690fn)

Newcastle United’s 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday came at a great price. They lost their starting goalkeeper, Nick Pope, to a dislocated shoulder injury and will be without him for at least five months.

Newcastle already started drawing up options for Pope’s replacement, and one of the names they are reportedly considering is David De Gea. Spanish goalie has been a free agent since the summer after his contract with Man United expired.

De Gea has been waiting for the right opportunity to get back into action, and it appears that Newcastle fits the bill. According to a recent report from ESPN, the 33-year-old player would be open to playing for Newcastle if the club decides to make an approach.

Newcastle has veterans Martin Dubravka and Loris Karius on its roster, but neither is considered to be a viable option for a team that is looking to finish the season in the top four on Premier League standings. Several other names have been linked with Newcastle besides De Gea, including Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale and Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris.

David De Gea spent the last 12 seasons as the No. 1 choice for Manchester United. However, the club opted against renewing his contract after error-prone performances in 2022-23 and instead signed Cameroonian André Onana from Inter Milan in the offseason. De Gea has since attracted offers from Saudia Arabia and MLS but rejected them in hopes he’ll get an opportunity to continue playing in Europe.