David de Gea’s return to football could be on the horizon as two major Spanish teams are reportedly calling on his services.
The former Spain international has been unemployed since his release by Manchester United in June and has been training alone.
Ties with the Saudi Pro League and Major League Soccer have persisted, but he could instead stay in elite-level soccer with a return to La Liga.
The 32-year-old last played in Spain with boyhood team Atletico Madrid until 2011 when he then completed an £18.9 million move to Old Trafford .
Now two teams hoping to join Atleti in next year’s Champions League could bring him back, with fichajes.net claiming Real Betis and Valencia are keen on the free agent.
Both clubs see the opportunity to sign such an experienced goalkeeper for free as an ideal way to improve their goalkeeping ranks.
Betis are going through something of a crisis with Rui Silva injured and 40-year-old Claudio Bravo just returning from dismissal, meaning De Gea could prove much more reliable.
Meanwhile, Valencia could benefit from top competition from young Georgian goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili.
The report claims that Betis’ needs and Valencia’s financial situation make the Sevilla club a more likely destination, while adding that De Gea has turned down “several teams” in favor of a return home, which could now be imminent.
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