Barcelona eyeing Manchester United icon David de Gea for free transfer

De Gea, now a free agent after leaving Manchester United, attracts interest from Barcelona as reported by Mundo Deportivo.

Fc Barcelona Seeking David De Gea
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De Gea, having departed Manchester United during the summer, remains unattached as a free agent. Despite spending a challenging season on the sidelines without securing a new club for the past nine months, he has now caught the attention of Barcelona, as reported by Mundo Deportivo. The financially strained Catalan club is considering a potential “strategic” free transfer to enhance their goalkeeping options.

Barcelona’s primary goalkeeper is currently Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and any potential acquisition of De Gea would position him as a backup to the German. While De Gea is reportedly interested in returning to Spain, it remains uncertain whether he would accept a secondary role. In the interim, La Masia product Inaki Pena has filled in for Ter Stegen during the summer but faced challenges during the German’s absence earlier in the season due to injury. Pena might contemplate a move elsewhere in the summer to secure more consistent playing time.

Ter Stegen equaled the La Liga record for clean sheets last season, registering 26 clean sheets in 38 matches, contributing significantly to Barcelona’s title triumph.

De Gea has provided little insight into his future, which grows increasingly uncertain the longer he remains without a club. The seasoned goalkeeper has been linked with various clubs, including Nottingham Forest and Saudi side Al-Shabab, since leaving Old Trafford. However, it remains unclear where, or even if, he will return to top-level football next season.

David De Gea

David de Gea Quintana

Goalkeaper

SpainSpain

Age: 34

192 cm

76 kg

This season he played in total 38 times for 3420 minutes for FA Cup.

He made 95 saves and conceded 42 goals. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 3rd in FA Cup. In the last match Manchester United lost 2-1 against Fulham.

TBC performance and stats

TBC

Manager: Scott Rogers
Top 3 Scorers
Last season

FC Barcelona performance and stats

FC Barcelona

Manager: Xavi
Rank 2nd
Win 21
Draw 7
Loss 4
Goals 64-37
Diff 27
Rank 1st
Win 4
Draw 0
Loss 2
Goals 12-6
Diff 6

FC Barcelona is currently 3rd in the La Liga with 57 points.

In the last 26 games, it has won 17 times, drawn 6 times, and lost 3 times. In its last match, FC Barcelona won 4-0 against Getafe.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 56 goals and conceding 34.​