Man United have agreed on terms with Martin Dubravka, with the club hopeful of getting a deal done.
Manchester United Football Club have made four signings so far, it can be argued the Red Devils need that number again in order to seriously compete this season.
The Red Devils have picked up back-to-back wins under Erik ten Hag, with the club looking in a far better place than they did a fortnight ago.
Behind the scenes, the club are still working hard to get deals done. Amongst the big needs is a back-up goalkeeper. Yan Sommer, Kevin Trapp and many others have been linked. Perhaps the most genuine story in this area of the field is Martin Dubravka.
The current Newcastle United goalkeeper has seemingly been earmarked as someone who can challenge David de Gea for that number one jersey. Albeit that’s easier said than done.
Anyway, the latest update in the saga comes from Fabrizio Romano. Apparently, personal terms have been agreed with Dubravka, with United working hard to sign the 33-year-old.
Dubravka himself is ‘hoping’ Newcastle agree to the deal and let him go as he sees an Old Trafford move as a ‘massive opportunity’. As things stand, this is a loan deal with a £5m option to buy. The Magpies are holding out for a permanent deal, though the player hopes a move will be pushed through.
Obviously, Dubravka is someone who’ll bring Premier League experience to the table. The fact that Nick Pope has overtaken the Slovakian as the first-choice player in between the sticks definitely plays into the Red Devils’ hands.
At the end of the day, he’d much rather be back-up here at Old Trafford than up at St. James’ Stadium.
I actually think stylistically, Dubravka falls in line with the football that Ten Hag wants to play. Whether or not he can usurp De Gea as the out and out number one remains to be seen, though this is a necessary signing regardless.
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