Barcelona targeting former Man Utd goalkeeper De Gea and Luis Maximiano

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'Mundo Deportivo' reports that Barcelona, aware that they may have to find a replacement for Inaki Pena for next season, have good scouting reports on Luis Maximiano, the Almeria goalkeeper on loan from Lazio. Although there is no confirmation that David de Gea is also on the Catalan side radar, the newspaper counts him as one of the options for the 2024-25 campaign.

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Inaki Pena has performed well as a replacement for Marc-Andre Ter Stegen this season when the German had to spend some time on the sidelines due to back surgery, but Barcelona's board are not sure that the academy player will take on the same role next season. He already knows what it is like to take the field in big games and may demand more playing time, something that is not possible with the German in goal.
'Mundo Deportivo' reports that, as a potential solution, Deco has good scouting reports on Luis Maximiano, who plays for Almeria on loan from Lazio. The Portuguese is playing regularly at the Power Horse Stadium, where, just a few days ago, he held Atletico Madrid to a 2-2 draw. When the Italian club signed him from Granada, they paid 10 million euros.
David de Gea, who has been a free agent since the end of his contract with Manchester United, is another option. He has not been seen in the spotlight since June last year, when he featured in the Red Devils' FA Cup final defeat to Manchester City. From then on, he has focused on his family and his gaming brand, which tends to get a lot of publicity on his social media.
'The Sun', in the article in which it echoes the information from 'Mundo Deportivo', mentions that the goalkeeper prioritises continuing his career in Spain, which fits perfectly with becoming a guaranteed substitute for Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. However, the 33-year-old could be assuming that, in this final stretch of his career, he will never be as crucial as he was at the Red Devils and Atletico Madrid.

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