David De Gea has surprised everyone by suggesting retirement should he fail to secure an offer as first-choice goalkeeper at one of the major football clubs, specifically Saudi Arabia. Financial incentives were never his primary driver and de Gea has already turned down various approaches from clubs there demonstrating his preference.
De Gea, who left Manchester United during the summer, has worked to keep himself fit with hopes that an offer from a club that recognizes him as being in his prime will come soon. At 33 years old, De Gea remains committed to competing at an elite level ideally with an squad capable of challenging for major honors. Follow us for more of such interesting news and articles.
De Gea’s departure from Manchester United marked an extraordinary 12-year career of triumph and accomplishment, winning multiple league and cup titles such as Premier League, FA Cup, two League Cups and Europa League titles during that time. Additionally he earned two Premier League Golden Glove Awards, five PFA Team of Year selections as well as four Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year accolades from United fans voted by fans themselves.
De Gea has expressed his regret that his Old Trafford contract expired without satisfactory resolution, prompting the club’s pursuit of Andre Onana as first-choice goalkeeper under Erik ten Hag to offer less generous terms to De Gea who was one of its highest earners with an estimated weekly wage of approximately PS375,000.
Negotiationsal difficulties led to De Gea being prevented from saying his farewells properly to fans in July, leaving everyone waiting anxiously to see where De Gea’s future takes him – with retirement becoming increasingly likely.