Real Madrid consider former Manchester United keeper after Thibaut Courtois injury

Real Madrid have reportedly approached former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea about joining the club after Thibaut Courtois’ fresh injury blow.

The Spanish goalkeeper left Old Trafford in July following 12-years of service at the club.

After making 545 appearances and keeping 190 clean sheets for the Reds, De Gea was replaced by Andre Onana earlier this summer.

Sky Sports claim Real Madrid have made contact with De Gea after first-choice keeper Courtois suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury. It remains to be seen how long the Belgian will be ruled out of action for, however, he could miss the first half of the season.

De Gea, 32, was close to joining Madrid in 2016, but the transfer fell through due to a dodgy fax machine.

The same report links Madrid with Chelsea stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga, but he’s attracting interest from Bayern Munich too.

As things stand, Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti has only one available keeper, just two days before their 2023/24 La Liga season begins. Andriy Lunin, 24, has only made 17 appearances for the Spanish giants and his lack of experience could force the club to act in the transfer market.

Meanwhile in Spain, COPE strongly suggests Ancelotti would veto the signing of De Gea.

Courtois has been a star player for Madrid since joining from Chelsea in 2018. This is not the sort of situation Ancelotti wanted to address with such late notice.

Will Madrid panic or do you think they should sign De Gea? Will he appreciate playing second fiddle when Courtois returns?

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