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I Almost Joined Wigan In 2009 –De Gea

I Almost Joined Wigan In 2009 –De Gea

Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea has disclosed that he almost joined Wigan Athletic just 18 months before joining the Red Devils.

De Gea stated this in a chat with BT Sport, where he said that he was not too pleased to be a third choice goalkeeper.

But the then 18-year-old De Gea decided to stay at Atletico Madrid despite struggling for game time after making his debut.


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He later established himself as Atletico’s No.1 before he joined Sir Alex Ferguson’s United in 2011.

“I was in Atletico and it was the same season I made my debut,” De Gea, who now has 45 caps for Spain, told BT Sport’s What I Wore.

“I was like the third keeper and did not even count for the team much, just training. Nothing else.

“So Wigan got in contact with me just to sign for them and I was very, very close to signing for Wigan.”


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