JAKARTA – Shocking news came from former Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea. He is reportedly ready to retire from football if he does not get an offer as number one goalkeeper at a big club. De Gea is currently on a free transfer after leaving Manchester United and rejecting a lower contract as reserve goalkeeper.
Despite big offers from Saudi Arabian League clubs, De Gea still hopes to continue his career in Europe. However, after three months without a club, the latest reports reveal that he is considering retirement if he does not get an offer as a main goalkeeper at a big club.
Several clubs, such as Real Betis and Valencia, have considered signing De Gea for free. However, De Gea is only willing to join if he is guaranteed to be the first choice. Despite ending in controversy at Manchester United, De Gea is still considered a club legend, collecting various titles and awards during his career there.
Erik Ten Hag, the new manager of Manchester United, prefers Andre Onana as his main choice because of his ability to pass the ball and build attacks. De Gea, who has a high salary, is not willing to accept a reserve role at the club. Decisions regarding De Gea’s future remain in the spotlight in the world of football.