Recent sightings of David de Gea in Manchester have fuelled a whirlwind of rumors regarding the former Manchester United goalkeeper’s next steps. De Gea, now 32, parted ways with United upon the expiration of his contract last season, transitioning into free agency.
Following his departure, Andre Onana took over the goalkeeping duties for the Red Devils after a transfer from Inter Milan. Yet, his stint hasn’t been without its hiccups, leading to whispers about the need for De Gea’s possible return.
However, De Gea himself has not disclosed any plans concerning his career, which has led many to wonder if retirement is on the cards.
Raising eyebrows, the one-time Atletico Madrid shot-stopper shared an Instagram photo of him back in Manchester this Tuesday. The post became a hot topic of discussion, with fervent pleas from fans suggesting Manchester United bring him back into the fold. Some even believed the comeback might already be happening behind the scenes.
Yet, a clarification about De Gea’s Manchester visit has come from the Daily Mail, stating, “The Spanish goalkeeper returned to the UK on Monday and is spending a few days sorting out the house in Hale where he lived until leaving United after 12 years at the end of June.”
The report continues to highlight De Gea’s personal life: “De Gea has since joined his pop star partner Edurne Garcia and their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Yanay at the family home in Madrid. The couple got married in Menorca last summer.”
As for De Gea’s next professional steps, the article pointed out that De Gea, who is soon to turn 33, is in no rush. “It’s understood that De Gea – who turns 33 next month – is relaxed over his future as he enjoys some well-earned family time, and is not rushing to find a new club.” The piece concludes with a note on his prior earnings, mentioning that given his substantial salary during his latter years at Manchester United, De Gea can afford to take his time in making a decision.