Spanish star goalkeeper David de Gea has announced that he will leave Manchester United this summer. He said that this is the right time to face new career challenges.
The Spanish goalkeeper could not agree with the new offer given by Old Trafford. That’s why he decided to move away after joining from Atlético Madrid in 2011, ending his 12-year relationship with no interest in renewing his contract.
But De Gea was very close to signing a new contract. At the end of the season, it all came to an abrupt end. A source has told ESPN that United are already trying to sign Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter Milan.
De Gea wrote on social media yesterday: ‘I just want to send this farewell message to all Manchester United fans. I am extremely grateful for the unwavering support and love I have received over the past 12 years. We have achieved a lot since my dear Sir Alex Ferguson brought me to this club. Every time I put this jersey on, I felt a tremendous sense of pride. Captaining, representing one of the biggest clubs in the world is something only a lucky few players are destined to do. Everything that has happened since coming here will be truly memorable.’
De Gea made 545 appearances for United in an illustrious 12-year career. It is the seventh highest number of games played by any player in the club’s history. De Gea was one of the most reliable members of Ferguson’s Premier League title-winning side in the 1012–13 season. He also won the FA Cup in 2016, the Carabao Cup in 2017 and 2021 and the Europa League in 2017 for United.