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David De Gea Contemplates Retirement After Being Without A Club

Former Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is considering retiring from football after still being without a club.

The Spanish player, who twice won the Premier League Golden Glove and Players’ Player of the season at United four times, has found it hard to find a new club despite his enormous talent.

Sources are now saying that unless he joins a club which ticks his criteria, he will retire at a relatively early age and leave football behind. De Gea was one of the biggest free agents in this summer’s transfer window.

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The former Spanish number one rejected several advances from Saudi Arabia in the summer, citing money as not a factor, and wants to feel important at a new club which can compete for major trophies.

In the summer the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Inter were all linked with goalkeepers, and De Gea would have been on all their lists, alas even being a free agent has not tempted these clubs to sign him.

Bayern signed Daniel Peretz from Maccabi Tel Aviv as cover for Manuel Neuer, Real Madrid signed Kepa Arrizabalaga from Chelsea, with the latter signing Roberto Sanchez from Brighton instead, meanwhile Inter signed Yann Sommer from Bayern.

Photo: Cristiano Ronaldo wants David De Gea at Al-Hilal. Credit: Mehrdad Esfahani/SNN.

The former Atletico Madrid star’s high wages was suggested to be a problem for major teams, and although Cristiano Ronaldo tried to persuade De Gea to join Saudi Arabia, he refused the chance.

La Liga’s Real Betis has also rejected the chance to sign him as De Gea’s preference is to stay in Spain after marrying his wife over the summer.

It has also been suggested that his reputation as a shot-stopper rather than a sweeper keeper or a keeper to build from the back with is stopping more clubs from going for him.

Valencia has been linked with signing the free agent still, but as they don’t challenge for trophies, even with one of Spain’s biggest fanbases, would they appeal to De Gea?

David De Gea has won one Premier League title and a Europa League with Atletico and has made 664 appearances in his club career, but whilst his career had potential since Sir Alex Ferguson signed him in 2011, it would be a shame for him to bow out with a whimper.

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