Newcastle Given Chance to Sign De Gea After Pope’s Injury
Newcastle United has been presented with an opportunity to acquire David de Gea, the goalkeeper, on a free transfer amidst a significant setback in their goalkeeping roster. The starting goalkeeper, Nick Pope, suffered a dislocated shoulder during their recent triumph against Manchester United. While considering an April return for Pope, Newcastle’s immediate pursuit of Aaron Ramsdale from Arsenal seems improbable due to the Gunners’ reluctance for a mid-season departure. Instead, the club plans to rely on Martin Dubravka as a temporary solution.
However, an alternate route has emerged, with David de Gea as a viable option for Newcastle. De Gea, having left Manchester United after the expiration of his contract, has been weighing his options, including interest from Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League and MLS side Inter Miami, captained by Lionel Messi. Newcastle’s discussions with De Gea’s representatives during potential moves to the Middle East reflect the club’s familiarity with the goalkeeper’s camp.
Newcastle’s financial constraints, notably related to Financial Fair Play regulations, limit their potential signings in the January window. They hope to secure deals such as an initial loan move for Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City but face restrictions due to available loan slots. Consequently, the option of acquiring De Gea on a short-term contract as a free agent appears more feasible for the club, considering their limitations within the loan market for reinforcements.