De Gea, however, is still free to sign after leaving Erik ten Hag’s team in the summer, making him a great free agent to cover until the end of the season.
Newcastle is looking into the potential of signing De Gea.
Pope is the most recent player to be sidelined this season, joining a long list of injured players that Howe has already had to cope with. It is believed that he may miss up to four months due to a shoulder dislocation he suffered against Manchester United. Speaking about Pope’s injury, Howe stated that he will be recovering from surgery and spending some time in the recovery room.
He had a few consultations with experts. We’re still awaiting official word on what will transpire. We believe he will undergo surgery. About four months away, but it was something we anticipated right after the game.”
Loris Karius was the backup option on the bench when Dubravka entered the game against Everton on Thursday night, but the Magpies are now rumored to be signing a replacement for the England international. If De Gea is willing to accept a pay decrease from what he was receiving at Old Trafford, Newcastle is reportedly considering a move for him, according to MailOnline.
The final few seasons David De Gea spent with Manchester United
De Gea could be the best addition for Newcastle in terms of financially sound options. If the Magpies can sign him on a short-term free transfer, even though his wages might be high, it could help them expand their options for goalkeepers at a minimal cost.
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Update from Ben Jacobs
Although Jacobs has indicated that Newcastle has talked internally about signing De Gea, the team hasn’t gone so far as to formally approach the player. The journalist goes on to say that Howe and his group think highly of Dubravka, so there won’t be any rush to replace him. In an interview with GIVEMESPORT, Jacobs stated…
He may not be quite the right profile, but as I’ve previously stated, there is hope that Nick Pope and Dubravka will make a comeback in four months. which may not be sufficient to reach out and sign a player of Ramsdale’s caliber. Since De Gea is a free agent, the connections with him are a little bit different. You could sign him for a six-month contract that would last until the end of the season, so there’s really less to lose. He could play until March or April, at which point you could reevaluate and possibly leave the club—even if Pope were to enter the picture. However, even with De Gea, it was merely a conversation within; It wasn’t an approach, an offer, or even an inquiry—it was just an internal conversation. At this stage, nothing has progressed, and the reason for that is that, as I have repeatedly stated, Newcastle regards Dubravka highly.”
Newcastle’s January priorities are different.
Sandro Tonali’s summertime ban for breaking betting laws made it obvious that the Magpies might prioritize adding a midfield player during the January transfer window. Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips seems like a realistic option for Newcastle; as journalist Dean Jones previously told GIVEMESPORT, St. James’ Park is the England international’s ideal winter window destination.
The Athletic have also named Everton’s Amadou Onana and Fulham’s Joao Palhinha as potential options, but they could be difficult deals to get over the line with their respective clubs likely to charge a premium.