Newcastle United suffered a blow in their goalkeeping department after seeing Nick Pope suffer an injury in their recent 1-0 win over Manchester United in the Premier League. Eddie Howe is now a little bit short-handed in that position, and the Magpies have even recently been linked for a potential move for free agent David de Gea!
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Fabrizio Romano claims that there is no update on the future of the ex-Manchester United goalkeeper, as he remains without a club since being released by the Red Devils in July. He claims that “at the moment” Newcastle are ready to give Martin Dubravka a chance and are not pushing to sign the Spaniard anytime soon.
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He adds that De Gea is waiting for the perfect opportunity to restart his career after being released by the Manchester club, who ended up signing Andre Onana as his replacement. Romano also claims that it’s not clear if Newcastle’s stance on signing the Spaniard will change – but they will make the final decision – on whether to sign a new goalkeeper in the next few weeks.
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It wouldn’t be a bad decision for Newcastle United to make a move for De Gea, knowing everything he has achieved in his career in the Premier League. The Spaniard made 415 league appearances, keeping 147 clean sheets in that period. He is a well-known shot-stopper with incredible reflexes who knows what it takes to thrive in England.
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However, De Gea would probably need to settle for a secondary role in Eddie Howe’s squad because Pope is the undisputed no.1 at the club. The Spaniard, who was hailed as “fantastic” last season, can be signed at any time by the Magpies due to his free agent role, but it remains to be seen if the Magpies take things forward with their interest in him.