La Liga outfit ‘interested’ in free agent after Man Utd exit as they target eye-catching addition

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Manchester United cut ties with the goalkeeper following the end of last season

David de Gea has emerged on the radar of Real Betis following his departure from Manchester United. The goalkeeper left Old Trafford at the end of last season and is now a free agent.

He is currently weighing up his next move in the game. According to Spanish news outlet Fichajes, Betis are ‘interested’ in luring him back to La Liga, with Valencia also keen on landing him.

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United decided not to extend his contract when it expired at the end of June and let him leave. He has since been replaced by Andre Onana from Inter Milan between the sticks by Erik ten Hag.

De Gea, who is now 32-years-old, joined the Premier League giants back in 2011 to replace former popular number one Edwin van der Sar. The former Spain international had previously spent his whole career to date on the books at Atletico Madrid.

He rose up through the youth ranks of the Madrid outfit and broke into their first-team as a youngster before going on to make 84 appearances. United then lured him over to England and it initially took him a while to adapt to life in a new country.

De Gea soon found form though and went on to play 545 games in all competitions during his 12 years at the club. He won the league title and FA Cup both once, the Carabao Cup twice and the Europa League during his spell before heading out the exit door a few months ago.

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Real Betis could now hand him a move back into the game as they currently suffer from a goalkeeping crisis. They finished in a respectable 6th in the table in the last campaign and are in Europe at the moment under the guidance of former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

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