David de Gea, one of the most successful goalkeepers in Manchester United’s history, has announced his departure from the club this summer after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract. De Gea’s previous deal expired this summer, and the club offered him the chance to re-sign on reduced terms, but the Spaniard has decided to move on.
In a heartfelt message to the club’s supporters on Twitter, De Gea expressed his gratitude for the love and support he received during his 12-year stint at Old Trafford. He also acknowledged the club’s success during his time there, which included eight trophies, including the Premier League title in the 2012/13 season.
De Gea’s departure marks the end of an era for Manchester United and leaves a void that will be difficult to fill. The Spanish international has been a stalwart of the team, making 545 appearances in all competitions and establishing himself as one of the world’s best goalkeepers.
While the Red Devils were keen to keep hold of De Gea, they have been preparing for his potential departure for some time. The club has been linked with several high-profile goalkeepers in recent years, and it appears that they are close to securing the signature of Inter’s Andre Onana.
Onana, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United for some time, is widely regarded as one of the most promising young goalkeepers in world football. The Cameroon international has been a key player for Inter in recent seasons and would provide a much-needed boost to United’s defensive options.
De Gea’s departure will undoubtedly be felt by Manchester United fans, but the club will be hoping that Onana can fill the void left by the Spanish goalkeeper and help the team push for major honours in the coming seasons.