Bayern Munich has decided not to sign David de Gea after the Spaniard’s proposed move fell through. Bayern was interested in the goalkeeper as a free agent after he left Manchester United this summer.
According to Sky Sports reporter Florian Plettenberg, the German club’s U-turn on De Gea was due to the club manager, Tuchel, who vetoed it.
‘FC Bayern will also not sign David De Gea. It’s decided. Tuchel has vetoed it, especially since a return of Manuel Neuer is expected within the next few weeks.Part of Sky Sports reporter Florian Plettenberg tweet
Daily Stand recalls that Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag withdrew a contract offer due to De Gea’s occasional high-profile mistakes.
While talks were ongoing, Bayern’s No. 1 goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is expected to return from injury soon, and the club has chosen to rely on their current backup, Sven Ulreich.
Neuer suffered a leg injury while skiing and missed significant playing time. However, Ulreich stepped in for Bayern’s first game of the season, which they lost 3-0.
De Gea’s wage demands were reportedly too high for Bayern, who are content with their current options.
The Spanish goalkeeper had also garnered interest from Real Madrid and other clubs. In a surprising turn, Real Madrid chose to sign Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan instead of acquiring De Gea.
Bayern’s pursuit of a backup goalkeeper led them to consider Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Daniel Peretz.