The Spanish goalkeeper, who had been with Manchester United for a total of twelve years until leaving the club in the summer of last year, is currently without a squad to support him. De Gea has not yet finalized a transfer to the Middle East, despite the fact that he has been linked with a move to their country of Saudi Arabia.
The Nottingham Forest club was the one that made an effort to get the services of the seasoned goalkeeper.
The Championship team made an effort to persuade De Gea of the advantages that would accrue to him if he continued to play regular football for them until the conclusion of the season.
Despite this, the 33-year-old turned down their offer of a “short-term” position, opting instead to investigate alternative possibilities.
In addition to making contact with De Gea, Forest also enquired about the availability of Aaron Ramsdale, who is from Arsenal.
Before Forest ultimately decided to sign Matz Sels from Strasbourg, Ramsdale was a target for the club. However, David Raya has since taken over the starting position that Ramsdale formerly held.
In a move that was for £5.1 million, the Belgian goalkeeper arrived at the City Ground and signed a contract that was for three and a half years on the day that the deadline was approaching.
Forest currently has a pool of goalkeepers that includes Matt Turner, Wayne Hennessey, and Odysseas Vlachodimos. Sels added to the pool of goalkeepers that Forest already had.
Due to the fact that De Gea declined their offer, he is still looking for a new club to play for.
In spite of the fact that the transfer window has closed, the Spaniard is still considered a free agent and has the ability to sign with a team outside of the period reserved for the transfer window.
Throughout his illustrious tenure at Manchester United, De Gea participated in 545 matches across all tournaments across the globe.
As a result of his contributions, the club was able to achieve victory in a number of competitions, including the Premier League, the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup, and the Europa League. In addition, he made 45 appearances for the Spanish national team during his career.
While De Gea is still looking for a new club, the fact that he has a wealth of experience and a track record that has been demonstrated makes him an appealing proposition for possible suitors.