Ex-Man United star David de Gea ‘makes huge decision over his future in football’ with the free agent STILL looking for a new club after Old Trafford axe

  • Both Newcastle and Nottingham Forest have reportedly been keen on De Gea
  • De Gea left Manchester United when his £375,000-per-week deal expired in July
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David de Gea has reportedly made a gigantic call over his future in football – with consequences for his English admirers.

The goalkeeper has been a free agent since leaving Manchester United after 12 years in July. 

De Gea, 33, is keen to get back in to football and could arguably still command a big contract, with many goalkeepers playing well in to their 30s. 

Mail Sport reported in December that Newcastle were interested in him due to Nick Pope’s long-term injury, but would require him to take a wage cut.  

However, The Sun reports that De Gea has resolved to stay in his native Spain to hold out for an offer from a LaLiga club, as per sources close to him. 

David de Gea has reportedly decided to keep looking for a club in Spain despite UK interest

David de Gea has reportedly decided to keep looking for a club in Spain despite UK interest

Newcastle have been interested in him due to Nick Pope's long-term absence while Nottingham Forest reportedly wanted him in January

Newcastle have been interested in him due to Nick Pope’s long-term absence while Nottingham Forest reportedly wanted him in January

That might entail linking up with his former club, Atletico Madrid, but it would be a battle to dislodge Jan Oblak from the number one spot. 

Thibaut Courtois is injured at Real Madrid and he could also join them as emergency cover, The Sun claims. 

As he is a free agent, De Gea is free to sign for any club he wants to outside the transfer window. 

The free agent market is open until March 28. 

It was revealed that De Gea turned down an offer from Nottingham Forest in the January transfer window before they signed Mats Selz from Strasbourg for £5.5m.

De Gea was earning £375,000 per week at Manchester United, a colossal sum that most clubs would not consider paying any player, let alone a goalkeeper. 

Money, however, would not appear to be the be-all-and end all to him. 

He reportedly turned down a £500,000-per-week offer to reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia, spurning the mega-money deal because he didn’t want to move there. 

There was talk of him returning to Manchester United at the back end of the summer but that did not materialise.  

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