European giants interested in signing David de Gea after Manchester United exit

Manchester United's David de Gea and Alexis Sanchez during training.

David de Gea is without a club following his Manchester United exit Reuters/Jason Cairnduff.

Manchester United’s signing of Andre Onana has inadvertently started a domino effect that could lead to David de Gea ending up at one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Erik ten Hag’s decision to not guarantee the Spaniard the starting role between the sticks led to United parting ways with their long-standing number one and spending big on securing Onana’s services from Inter Milan. The former Ajax man made his debut for the Premier League outfit this week against Real Madrid.

Now, the Nerazzurri are searching for a new shot-stopper and have reportedly set their sights on Bayern Munich’s Yann Sommer. Amid uncertainty over Manuel Neuer’s fitness and interest in Sommer, the Bundesliga giants are exploring the summer transfer market for a new goalkeeper.

Bayern Munich interested in former Manchester United goalkeeper

The Bavarians are currently in talks with Brentford over a deal for David Raya, who’s ahead of De Gea in the pecking order for Spain. However, as per Sky Sports, they are yet to reach the English club’s “expectations for a transfer.”

The London outfit haven’t shown any desire to budge from their £40m valuation despite less than 12 months remaining on Raya’s contract. Their hard stance also made Tottenham Hotspur look elsewhere and add Guglielmo Vicario to their ranks. The 27-year-old was also at one point on United’s list, but the Old Trafford side had no intention to get anywhere near Brentford’s asking price.

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Should Bayern also decide to do the same, they will have to explore alternative options. And as per reports in Germany, they are monitoring De Gea’s situation.

The former United goalkeeper would cost nothing in transfer fee, but whether he’d be happy to sit on the bench following Neuer’s return is anyone’s guess.