According to “The Sun” newspaper, Manchester United are considering bringing back former Spanish shot-stopper David De Gea to Old Trafford ahead of the 2024 African Cup of Nations which will take place in Ivory Coast.
First-choice goalkeeper Andre Onana will be at the African Cup of Nations with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in January – February 2024 while the English Premier League will continue.
As the club seeks to find a goalkeeper to replace the Cameroonian international, De Gea who left the club in the January transfer window after the contract expiry with the “Red Devils” has turned out to be the main target for Erik Teen Hag and his technical team to replace Onana. He failed to renew his contract with Manchester United after both parties were not able to agree on the wages he requested.
The Spanish shot-stopper failed to make a move in January and is currently a free agent. The 32-year-old Atlético Madrid graduate joined Manchester United in 2011 and left earlier this year.
During his first tenure, De Gea won the English Premier League, UEFA Europa League, FA Community Shield 3x, FA Cup 2x, and the EPL Cup 2x with the “Red Devils”.
Negotiations have already started for the possible return. He is expected to sign a short-term contract with Manchester United.