- Real Betis have reportedly held talks with David de Gea over a January move
- The 33-year-old has been without a club since leaving Man United last summer
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Real Betis have held talks with David de Gea over a potential return to LaLiga, according to reports.
The 33-year-old has been without a club since July after failing to agree a contract extension at Manchester United. Though, in recent weeks he had been linked with a return to Old Trafford amid the struggles of the team’s new No 1 Andre Onana.
However, no deal has materialised which has left the door open for the stopper to seek pastures new with Betis, according to Eldes Marque.
David de Gea has been without a club since leaving Manchester United on a free in July
Real Betis are managed by former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini
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Any deal is likely to be on a short-term basis during the upcoming January transfer window. Betis are reportedly set to offload Portuguese stopper Rui Silva who has lost his place in the starting line up to former Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.
However, the veteran may be headed for a period on the sidelines after ending Thursday’s 4-1 Europa League victory over Aris Limassol in some discomfort.
Betis are managed by ex-City boss Manuel Pellegrini and have enjoyed a decent start to the new campaign. The side sit sixth in the league and top a Europa League group that includes Rangers, Sparta Prague and Limassol.
Meanwhile, some United fans have been calling for De Gea’s return to the club following his unceremonious exit last summer.
Fans were quick to call on the club to ‘bring him home’ via posts on social media
Tom Heaton, Raphael Varane, Bruno Fernandes, de Gea and Victor Lindelof (left to right) met up for a ‘coffee and friends’ date at the end of October
On Tuesday, the Red Devils’ official account on X, formerly known as Twitter, took a moment to post a birthday message. In response a number of supporters called on the club to ‘bring him home’.
‘Miss Dave so much’, one said with heart emojis accompanying the message. Another supporter boldly claimed: ‘David de Gea, Sir Alex Ferguson’s greatest legacy’.
A fan referenced United’s current keeper Andre Onana, as they said: ‘Better than Andre Onana’.
De Gea is a legend at the club but previously refused to take the drastic pay cut on his £375,000-a-week wages after months of lengthy negotiations, however he has remained close with former colleagues.