David de Gea has made it clear that he still does not want to join a club in the Saudi Pro League, though he could move to Major League Soccer in 2024, sources have confirmed to 90min.
De Gea has been without a club since leaving Manchester United at the end of his contract back in June having failed to agree terms over a new deal. The Red Devils went on to sign Inter’s Andre Onana as his replacement.
After leaving United, De Gea became an emergency option for Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in their sudden search for new goalkeepers, but both decided to pursue other targets instead – Bayern signed Israel international Daniel Peretz, while Madrid loaned in Kepa Arrizabalaga from Chelsea.
90min reported in September that former United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo was trying to convince De Gea to join him in Saudi Arabia at Al Nassr, but the Spaniard was not interested in such a move.
Sources have told 90min that De Gea is continuing to resist the advances of Saudi Pro League clubs despite their continued interest.
One new option to De Gea is a move to MLS, with Inter Miami – owned by David Beckham and captained by Lionel Messi – open to bringing in the 33-year-old.
However, De Gea remains non-committal on his future for the time being. He would prefer to find another club in Europe and continue his career at the highest level, though right now such opportunities are few and far between.
De Gea could wait until the summer of 2024 to pick his next club when more teams would be inclined to turn to the market for a new goalkeeper.
During his time without a club, De Gea has made frequent visits to his old home in Manchester and was recently spotted in attendance at a United women’s team game.
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