Martin Dubravka: Manchester United has deal agreed in principle for Newcastle goalkeeper
Martin Dubravka has dropped down the pecking order at Newcastle with the signing of Nick Pope; Manchester United are looking for a goalkeeper to compete with David de Gea after Dean Henderson joined Nottingham Forest on loan; the summer transfer window shuts on September 1 at 11 p.m.
The 33-year-old will be on loan at Old Trafford. Man United will have the option to make the deal permanent, which will become mandatory depending on how many appearances Dubravka makes.
The Slovakia international informed Newcastle earlier this week that he intended to depart the club for Manchester United.
After Dean Henderson joined Nottingham Forest on loan, Manchester United had been looking for a goalkeeper to compete with David de Gea and Tom Heaton.
Erik ten Hag is also ready to put pressure on De Gea, who made a costly mistake in Manchester United’s 4-0 loss to Brentford earlier this month.
Man United scouted a number of goalkeepers, including Yann Sommer of Borussia Monchengladbach, but are now ready to sign Dubravka.
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Kevin Trapp, goalkeeper for Eintracht Frankfurt, claimed on Thursday that he had received and rejected an offer to join Manchester United, instead choosing to stay with the Europa League champions, who are participating in the Champions League this season.
“There has been a lot of buzz in the last few days regarding Manchester United showing interest,” Trapp remarked on social media. “I have a written offer, which is correct.
“Manchester United are a world-class squad, and I am sure everyone understands that when I consider and think about it.” However, I notified both clubs yesterday that I had opted to join Eintracht Frankfurt.”
Trapp, 32, who played for PSG from 2015 to 2018, has settled in nicely in Frankfurt since his return, originally on loan in 2018.
He also has six caps for Germany.
De Gea’s errors cost Manchester United at Brentford a few weeks ago, but there are also questions about whether he is a suitable match for Ten Hag’s style of play.
Sky Sports‘ Adam Bate examined the Spaniard’s distribution with the ball at his feet to see if De Gea can adapt to Ten Hag’s favoured style of play.