David De gea snubs Ronaldo reunion with a keener eye on linking up with Lionel Messi

De Gea is not keen on reuniting with Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia

FOOTBALL David De gea snubs Ronaldo reunion with a keener eye on linking up with Lionel Messi

Mark Kinyanjui 11:00 - 19.11.2023

De Gea turned down a £500,000-a-week offer to reunite with ex-Man United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo because of his wife but is keen on joining Lionel Messi at Inter Miami.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has reportedly turned down the opportunity to join former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia.

The 32-year-old has been without a club since departing United in the summer, with Erik ten Hag signing Cameroon international Andre Onana to replace him in goal

This is according to The Sun, who claim that the goalkeeper recently turned down an opportunity to earn a bumper pay packet at Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr.

De Gea was offered a deal worth 500,000 pounds but turned it down because his wife was not interested in moving to the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia international Nawaf Al-Aqidi has started 11 of Al-Nassr's league games this season but has managed just three clean sheets in that time as the club sit second in the table.

A move to the MLS is also said to be on the table for De Gea, with David Beckham's Inter Miami said to be interested in bringing the former Spain international to the DRV PNK Stadium.

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Should De Gea favour a move to America's Sunshine State, he would join a Spanish-speaking contingent that includes Lionel Messi and former international teammates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.

A move closer to home could also be in the works, with the 32-year-old linked with a shock return to play his club football in Spain for the first time since departing Atletico Madrid in 2011.

Reports from the country claim De Gea met with representatives from second division side Eldense earlier this month with the potential for him to take an ownership stake in the club as part of a potential deal.

Valencia and Real Betis are also said to be keen on signing the Premier League winner though his wage demands decrease the likelihood of a deal being struck.