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Eddie Howe has made feelings clear on David de Gea as Newcastle line up bid to sign ex-Man Utd star

Eddie Howe has made feelings clear on David de Gea as Newcastle line up bid to sign ex-Man Utd star

David de Gea has been linked with a shock return to the Premier League

Eddie Howe has already made his feelings clear on David de Gea amid Newcastle United rumours.

Spaniard De Gea has been without a club since he left Machester United at the end of the 22/23 season.

The 33-year-old has been linked with a surprise return to Old Trafford and clubs in Saudi Arabia but so far, nothing has materialised.

On Monday, it was reported that Newcastle are lining up a bid to sign De Gea after first-choice goalkeeper Nick Pope suffered a serious shoulder injury during their win against United on Saturday.

It has been claimed that Pope could be set for five months on the sidelines.

Previously, Magpies boss Howe has already made his feelings known about De Gea.

Back in 2017, Howe was in charge of Bournemouth and he praised De Gea after losing 1-0 against United at Old Trafford.

He said: “They have an outstanding goalkeeper who made a number of good saves and maybe we could have done better in and around their box, but when you consider the opposition and where we were playing, I was very pleased with my players.

“We're disappointed because we've been beaten, but I'm really pleased with the performance”


On the back of the win against United, Howe said: “That’s the disappointment on the night. Nick looks like he’s dislocated his shoulder. Such a strange thing, really, because he’d have made that dive thousands of times.

“It looks like maybe the arm has just kept on going, maybe on the moist floor, and his shoulder has come out of his joint. We’re going to have to seek specialist opinion and then see what happens, but it doesn’t look good.”

He added: “Too early to say (a timeframe). He was in pain when the shoulder was out of his joint. It’s gone back in now and he feels better but we’ll seek a specialist opinion. It doesn’t sound good.”

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Topics: David De Gea, Eddie Howe, Newcastle United, Football