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Saudi clubs 'plot move for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea'

Joe Adams

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Saudi clubs 'plot move for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea'

Clubs from Saudi Arabia have shown interest in signing Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea amid concerns over his future, according to reports.

De Gea has been a mainstay in Erik ten Hag's side this season, picking up the Premier League Golden Glove award for the 2022/23 campaign.

The Spaniard joined the Red Devils in 2011 from Atletico Madrid and has since established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the top-flight.

However, there has been plenty of speculation over his future at Old Trafford, with Ten Hag keen to provide competition for De Gea.



Nevertheless, the United boss is eager to tie him down to a new deal at the club, with talks said to be at an 'advanced stage', according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

"They [Manchester United] wanted to reduce his salary but, at the same time, to have a different structure with the contract - maybe a longer contract with a different structure of the salary - so this is the discussion, but it's now very, very advanced," Romano told Give Me Sport.

"De Gea wants to stay and Manchester United want to keep De Gea, so the idea is to continue together.


"I think Erik ten Hag has been very, very clear on that. It's about the final clauses and then it will be completed soon."

However, Saudi clubs are reportedly keeping tabs on the 32-year-old over a possible swoop.

Saudi clubs 'plotting' move for De Gea

According to 90min, interest from Saudi Arabia's Pro League has materialised and 'threatens to complicate the situation'.


Although the report adds that De Gea does not want to leave United for the Middle East at this point in his career.

Cristiano Ronaldo has raved about the league recently, claiming it could become the fifth best division in world football.

"If they continue to do the work that they want to for the next five years, I think the Saudi League can be the 5th best league in the world," he said in a glowing review.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: David De Gea, Manchester United, Football, Premier League, Erik Ten Hag, Transfers

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