Bayer Leverkusen has confirmed the arrival of Manchester United goalkeeper Matej Kovar.
The German aspect have been scrutinizing a deal for the 23-year-old goalkeeper and have now managed to achieve an settlement with the Red Devils on a £7.7 million (€9 million) deal.
Kovar, who performed 11 video games for the Czech U21 aspect, has signed a contract with the Bundesliga giants till 2027.
The 23-year-old Czech stopper came to visit from 1. FC Slovácko to United’s youth academy in 2018, however was loaned out for a big a part of his profession.
He spent the 2021/22 season at Swindon Town earlier than transferring to Burton Albion after which Sparta Prague in 2022/23.
Bayer Leverkusen has confirmed the arrival of Manchester United goalkeeper Matej Kovar
Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen have been trying all summer season for a deal for Kovar
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He performed for the Czech Republic’s youth sides from U17 to U21 degree and was known as as much as the senior squad for a pleasant in opposition to Ukraine in 2021.
He leaves United with out making a senior look for the Red Devils.
Kovar’s departure leaves boss Erik ten Hag in need of goalkeeping choices, with Tom Heaton injured for the time being.
That leaves solely Andre Onana and Dean Henderson as choices – with first-choice Onana fortunate to keep away from a send-off of their Premier League season opener after the Cameroonian escaped a crimson card of their 1-0 win over Wolves .
The hosts practically paid the last word worth deep into second-half stoppage time after Andre Onana charged off his line to say a cross, solely to overlook the ball solely.
Instead, the goalkeeper clattered at striker Sasa Kalajdzic, sparking fierce protests from the house aspect and their supporters earlier than United pulled away.
The incident was checked by VAR, however referee Simon Hooper was suggested not to take a look at his display screen. To add to his distress, O’Neil was subsequently booked for his protests.
Kovar made no appearances for the Red Devils throughout his 5 years on the membership