David de Gea 'agrees to join Harry Kane at Bayern Munich' but Germans could opt for Man City star transfer instead | The SunAugust 16, 2023
DAVID DE GEA has agreed to join Bayern Munich, according to reports.
However, his transfer to the club could fall through with the Germans prioritising Manchester City goalkeeper Stefan Ortega.
De Gea, 32, left Manchester United when his contract expired this summer after 12 years at Old Trafford.
Bayern are in the midst of a goalkeeper crisis – with Manuel Neuer still injured and Yann Sommer departing for Inter Milan.
As a result, manager Thomas Tuchel is desperate to land a new goalie.
Sky Sport reporter Florian Plettenberg has reported De Gea and Ortega are on their list.
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And following talks with De Dea's representatives, the Spaniard has given the green light to join Harry Kane in Munich.
However, with Ortega being Bayern's preference, De Gea may be forced to continue his wait for a new club.
Ortega, 30, has Bundesliga experience, having made 67 appearances in the division with Arminia Bielefeld before they were relegated in 2021/22.
Pep Guardiola is not keen on the idea of losing his No2 without finding a replacement.
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Asked about the links, Guardiola said: "It'll be a problem, for his quality.
"He's played in the Bundesliga, I saw him and said, 'What a keeper we have'.
"We don't want to sell him, but like many cases, [it depends on] three parties…
"If Stefan has two weeks out of the market, we have to pick up a keeper, it's not easy. We want him for years and years…"
German Ortega started the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal, while he was also an ever-present figure on City's run to winning last season's FA Cup.
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