Newcastle United are considering a surprising move for David De Gea as a replacement for the injured Nick Pope, as reported by DailyMail.
With Pope facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a shoulder injury, the Magpies are exploring options to bolster their goalkeeping department.
De Gea, who is a free agent after leaving Manchester United last summer, emerges as a potential solution. Despite having Martin Dubravka and Loris Karius in their squad, Newcastle are keen on finding a reliable replacement for the injured Pope. De Gea, who spent 12 years at Manchester United, brings a wealth of experience.
While the 33-year-old is available for free, negotiations might pose a challenge. De Gea’s previous contract at Manchester United was substantial, with a weekly wage of £375,000. Joining the Magpies would likely require a significant pay cut for the Spain international to align with the club’s wage structure.
Despite the potential financial hurdles, De Gea could offer valuable experience and expertise to help Newcastle United navigate the absence of Nick Pope and maintain their performance standards in goal.