A new report claims that David de Gea declined a January transfer window offer to play for a Premier League team.
The Spanish custodian is now without a team after leaving Manchester United last summer following 12 years of service. De Gea has not yet completed a move to the Middle East, despite rumours that he may go to Saudi Arabia.
Nottingham Forest was the team that tried to get hold of the seasoned custodian.
The Championship team made an effort to persuade De Gea of the advantages of continuing to play football for them through the end of the campaign. The 33-year-old, however, turned down their “short-term” offer in favour of looking into other possibilities.
Apart from contacting De Gea, Forest also asked Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale whether he was available.
Before Forest recruited Matz Sels from Strasbourg, Ramsdale was one of their targets. David Raya now starts for Forest.
On deadline day, the £5.1 million deal for the Belgian custodian was finalised, and he signed a three-and-a-half-year contract at the City Ground.
With Sels, Forest now has a group of goalkeepers that includes Odysseas Vlachodimos, Wayne Hennessey, and Matt Turner.
De Gea is still looking for a new club after turning down their offer. The Spaniard is still free to sign with any team when the transfer window closes because he is not restricted by any time limits.
De Gea played in all competitions for Manchester United throughout his whole distinguished career, totaling 545 appearances.
His contributions to the team’s achievements in the Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, and Europa League were crucial to their success. He also received 45 caps for Spain’s national team.
De Gea is still looking for a new club, but his extensive experience and track record make him a desirable target for any