An unexpected opportunity came.
British media ‘Talk Sports’ said on the 11th (Korean time), “Real Madrid is on the verge of signing David de Gea. It has been 8 years since an attempt to sign failed.”
De Gea’s 12-year partnership with Manchester United ended in June. It was a natural parting as Manchester United did not offer a new contract to De Gea after his contract had expired.
During his 12 years at Manchester United, De Gea won eight trophies, including the UEFA Europa League and the Premier League. He shone with 545 appearances, the most ever for a Manchester United golfer.
The weekly wage was also the best in the team. At 375,000 pounds (about 620 million won), it was the highest level in the entire Premier League.
Born in 1990, he is not old enough for a goalkeeper. However, deterioration was evident.
A few seasons ago, there was a clear deterioration in performance. There were several scenes of absurd judgment mistakes and points conceding due to poor reaction speed.
Since he became a free agent (FA), there is no transfer fee for signing. Still, not many teams wanted De Gea.
Inter Milan approached, but De Gea turned him down. Inter Milan, who traded first-choice goalkeeper Andre Onana to Manchester United, were looking to replace De Gea on the cheap. For De Gea, it hurt his ego.
A situation where there is no team for two months. Real Madrid approached.
In the meantime, Thibaut Courtois has secured the goal for Real Madrid. Last year’s winner of the Yashin Award, he is called the best goalkeeper in Europe.
However, he left in tears after suffering an injury during training. Upon examination, he was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
A major injury that takes months to recover from. A season out is likely.
Real Madrid turned on the red light. The current first-team goalkeeper is Andriy Lunin.
It is not easy to bring a goalkeeper with immediate power in a situation where each league is about to open. De Gea is the best at the moment because he couldn’t find a free agent and a team he belonged to. In the past, in 2015, Real Madrid went all the way to the signing of De Gea, but the transfer was canceled because the fax machine was broken and the documents did not arrive in time.메이저사이트
Meanwhile, in addition to De Gea, Real Madrid are also eyeing Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga. Kepa is also looking for a new team as he has no place at Chelsea.