Former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is reportedly exploring a move to La Liga side Real Betis on a free transfer, following his departure from Old Trafford when his contract expired in June.
Despite recent speculation linking him to a return to Manchester United, the 33-year-old Spanish goalkeeper is believed to be considering options beyond the Premier League, given the circumstances of his departure from the club.
De Gea, who won the Golden Glove in the Premier League last season, has been a free agent since leaving Manchester United, with clubs in Saudi Arabia and the MLS also reportedly expressing interest in the experienced shot-stopper.
However, recent reports from El Desmarque suggest that De Gea has engaged in talks with Real Betis, expressing excitement about the possibility of joining the La Liga outfit. Real Betis, currently enjoying a successful 2023-24 campaign, is sitting sixth in the La Liga table and has progressed to the second round of the Copa del Rey and the knockout stage of the Europa League.
Manuel Pellegrini’s team has been rotating Claudio Bravo and Rui Silva in goal this season. If the move materializes, De Gea is expected to assume the position of the number one goalkeeper at Real Betis.
De Gea has prior experience in La Liga, having played for Atletico Madrid between 2009 and 2011, making 57 appearances and keeping 14 clean sheets during that period.
Real Betis is on track for an impressive season, and the addition of De Gea could strengthen their squad significantly. If a deal is reached during the international break, De Gea could potentially make his debut for Real Betis in their La Liga clash with Las Palmas on November 26.