Since his departure from Manchester United last summer after playing there for 12 years as a goalkeeper, David De Gea has been taking advantage of his free play padel !

The Spaniard did not sign with a new football club at the start of the school year, which allowed him to find as much free time as possible. While he has not been talked about for many months, newspapers like The Sporting News report that he is diving headlong into his new passion: padel.

Premier League Golden Glove in 2023, De Gea seems to be taking advantage of this gap year to have fun on the slopes, pala in hand. He would even get involved in competition, whether friendly or official.

Like Hatem Ben Arfa, the Madrilenian now seems to prefer the little yellow ball, with the difference that he has not yet drawn a line under his football career and is keeping himself in physical shape to possibly return to action next season.

Martin Schmuda

A competitive tennis player, Martin discovered the padel in 2015 in Alsace and appeared in a few tournaments in Paris. Today a journalist, he deals with current affairs padel while continuing its rise in the world of the little yellow ball!