Man Utd complete deadline day signing of goalkeeping starlet

Date published: Wednesday 31st January 2018 3:51 - Oli Fisher

Manchester United have completed the deadline day signing of a 17-year-old goalkeeper, it has been confirmed.

The Red Devils have followed up the capture of Alexis Sanchez by announcing that they have signed Matej Kovar from FC Slovacko.

The deal is subject to international clearance, and a statement on the club’s official website reads: “The 17-year-old is a talented young goalkeeper who has already appeared for Czech Republic’s Under-18s on two occasions, highlighting his promising pedigree and excellent potential.

“An exciting prospect, Kovar has signed a professional contract with the club and will soon join the ranks of the Academy, specifically with Kieran McKenna’s impressive Under-18s team.”

United’s number one David De Gea continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid, while back-up Sergio Romero has also been tipped to leave Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, talented young ‘keeper  Joel Castro Pereira has featured for 12 minutes in the EFL Cup this season.


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