Former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is under consideration at Newcastle United but the club are wary of his lack of football since the end of last season, according to the Daily Mail.


Eddie Howe has admitted that there are no guarantees that significant funds will be available for him to spend in the winter transfer window.


The Newcastle boss wants to strengthen several areas of his squad including in goal, where Nick Pope is nursing a long-term injury.




He wants to bring in a quality goalkeeper as cover and De Gea has been linked with a move to St. James’ Park; club legend Alan Shearer has urged Newcastle to sign him.


The Spaniard is indeed under consideration as a potential new signing at Newcastle for the moment.



However, there are also reservations about him as De Gea has not played football since the end of last season.


Manchester United did not offer him a new contract in the summer and he left the club as a free agent.



He is yet to find a new club for himself and Newcastle have emerged as a potential destination.


De Gea has more than 400 Premier League appearances under his belt but the last one came at the end of last season.