Newcastle are exploring the possibility of signing free agent De Gea.
Newcastle United are reportedly planning the move for former Man United goalkeeper David de Gea after Nick Pope’s shoulder injury.
Nick Pope was forced off in the final stages of Newcastle’s Premier League game against Man United on Saturday night. He dislocated his left shoulder when landing awkwardly.
The 31-year-old will be sidelined for between four and five months and may require surgery. The Magpies have crucial games and they need a backup option.
Eddie Howe is already dealing with the injuries of 10 senior players. Jacob Murphy (shoulder), Sven Botman (knee), Joe Willock (Achilles), Callum Wilson, Matt Target (both hamstring), Dan Burn, Elliot Anderson (both back), Sean Longstaff (ankle), Harvey Barnes (foot) and Javi Manquillo (groin) are in the medical room.
Martin Dubravka will replace Pepe between the sticks for Newcastle. Loris Karius and Mark Gillespie are also two other backup options.
As per the Daily Mail, the Magpies are exploring the possibility of signing free agent De Gea, who is one potential option under consideration by the club.
De Gea is now a free agent and he is without the club since leaving Man United in the summer. The 33-year-old kept a total of 190 clean sheets in 545 appearances for Man United across all competitions. He was also named in the PFA Team of the Year on five occasions during his time on the red side of Manchester, and he won the Premier League Golden Glove twice, claiming last season’s award with 17 clean sheets.
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