Potential obstacle revealed as Sunderland target moved for Manchester United man
Sunderland may only be able to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Matej Kovar when Erik ten Hag’s side sign a second-choice shot-stopper, according to a report from The Sun.
The Red Devils are currently out of options in this department following the loan departure of Dean Henderson, who has joined league rivals Nottingham Forest for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign.
And with Lee Grant retiring, Tom Heaton has become the Premier League side’s second-choice option, although it looks like they’re keen to get an upgrade before the summer window closes.
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Current EFL players Daniel Bachmann and Tim Krul have been linked with a move to Old Trafford, but with the duo currently first-choice options at Watford and Norwich City, the latter duo are unlikely to let their players go. keys.
And it has now been revealed by the reporter fabrice romano that Newcastle United shot-stopper Martin Dubravka has agreed personal terms to join United, a big breakthrough for the latter in his quest to address that department.
If terms can be agreed with the Magpies, it could allow the 33-year-old to arrive and Kovar to leave on loan, with one of the Black Cats sides believed to be interested in taking him away from Old Trafford temporarily. .
It looks like another option is needed in the goalkeeping department – but it would be hard to see this decision being the right one for all parties.
For the player, there’s a chance he can’t fight his way past Anthony Patterson in the pecking order and if that happens, this potential move to the Stadium of Light wouldn’t really benefit him.
For United, it would be a bad idea to send him on loan to a club where he is not guaranteed playing time, even if the potential opportunity to play in front of a full house at the Stadium of Light would be a Well.
And when it comes to the Black Cats, they arguably need a more experienced stopper with Patterson and Alex Bass not exactly having huge experience in the top two tiers of English football between them.
They should look to sign someone more experienced because of this, while giving Patterson the chance to continue between the sticks with the young stopper likely to improve further.