Manchester United know that they need to move quick with less than a week left in the summer transfer window now. The Red Devils have been buoyed by their win over Liverpool, after losing the first two games convincingly, but they will know that more reinforcements are needed if they are to perform at a high level consistently an challenge for a top four spot.
One area that they seem to have identified as needing reinforcements in goalkeeper. David de Gea might have been the club’s best player last season but there are question marks over his suitability to Erik ten Hag’s system.
Thus, Manchester United are being linked with goalkeepers now. And while it does not look like they are going to make a glamourous addition between the posts, they seem to be after someone who can provide adequate cover to De Gea and potentially challenge for a starting spot if the situation calls for it.
Manchester United had been linked with Eintracht Frankfurt’s Kevin Trapp but that seems to be off the table. But now, it looks like they are closing in on a move for Newcastle United’s Martin Dubravka.
Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Newcastle United goalkeeper
As reported by Football Insider, Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Dubravka. The Red Devils have offered a loan-to-buy deal for the goalkeeper that would see him joining for £5 million at the end of the season.
Dubravka enjoyed a great 2021/22 season at Newcastle United and was one of the key reasons behind their climb from the relegation zone to finishing 11th under the management of Eddie Howe.
He has lost his place in the team this season though, following the arrival of Nick Pope from Burnley and as a result, it is not hard to see why he might be keen on a move away. Worst case scenario, he will continue to sit on the bench but at Old Trafford instead of St James’ Park.