Bayern has a new name on their goalkeeper shortlist with David de Gea (32). Other candidates discussed on the list: Bono (Sevilla), Mamardaschwili (Valancia), Szczesny (Juve), Raya (Brentford), Sánchez (Brighton), Kotarski (Thessaloniki), Grabara (Kopenhagen) @BILD_Sport
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) July 26, 2023
De Gea, who spent several years at Man United, recently became a free agent after his contract expired at Old Trafford.
While the 32-year-old stopper has experienced a decline in form, he still showcased his abilities by winning the Premier League Golden Glove last season. Bayern believes that under the right manager and setup, De Gea could revitalise his career and offer valuable contributions.
With Manuel Neuer approaching the later stages of his career at 37, the Bundesliga champions are looking for a potential replacement, and De Gea’s availability on a free transfer makes him an appealing option. Acquiring a player of De Gea’s caliber without spending transfer fees would also allow the Bavarians to allocate more funds towards other targets, including a rumoured blockbuster move for Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.
However, it’s worth noting that De Gea’s weaknesses in collecting crosses and playing from the back may not align perfectly with Bayern’s expectations, given their reliance on Neuer’s skill set.