David De Gea in Surprise Premier League Return Talks as Newcastle Explores Options

Newcastle Eyes Free Agent De Gea Following Nick Pope’s Injury, Amidst Scans and Transfer Window Considerations

In a surprising turn of events, former Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is reportedly in talks for a potential return to the Premier League, with Newcastle considering their options following an injury setback to current goalkeeper Nick Pope. According to reports from the Mail, Newcastle is exploring the prospect of securing the services of the experienced shot-stopper as they await the results of scans on Pope’s shoulder injury.

Pope was forced to leave the field late in Newcastle’s recent 1-0 victory over Manchester United, experiencing a recurrence of the dislocated shoulder problem he faced during his time at Burnley. With the expectation of a lengthy absence, the publication suggests that an operation is likely, projecting Pope’s potential absence to be around four months.

While Newcastle is reportedly optimistic that De Gea’s recovery time might be shorter than Pope’s previous spell out, they are already said to be exploring alternatives in the January transfer window. Mail Sport has indicated that David De Gea is among the potential options Newcastle is considering.

De Gea, who earned the Golden Glove award last season, departed Manchester United in the summer after a remarkable 12-year stint at Old Trafford. Despite being a free agent since then, De Gea has been tentatively linked to a return to United as his successor, Andre Onana, grapples with the pressures of the No.1 shirt.

Although De Gea’s previous contract at United was believed to be worth £375,000-per-week, any potential return to Newcastle would likely require an adjustment to fit within their wage structure. The Spanish goalkeeper’s experience and proven track record could be an asset for Newcastle as they navigate the challenges posed by Pope’s injury.

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Former Newcastle No.1 Martin Dubravka stepped in to replace Pope in the recent match against United, playing a crucial role in preserving Newcastle’s 1-0 lead and adding pressure on Erik Ten Hag’s side. Newcastle also boasts former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius in their ranks, providing additional depth in the goalkeeping department as they consider their options for the remainder of the season.

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