Matej Kovar, the goalkeeper for Manchester United, is already garnering Premier League interest, with Aston Villa seeking to sign him.
This summer, goalkeepers have been a hot topic of discussion at Manchester United.
David De Gea left the club at the end of his contract, sparking a big-money agreement with Inter Milan to sign Andre Onana.
Dean Henderson’s future is uncertain, Tom Heaton has been connected with a move away from the club, and a deal for Japanese prospect Zion Suzuki has been rumored.
As if that wasn’t enough, there are now mounting rumors about Matej Kovar’s future.
Aston Villa are interested in signing Manchester United goalkeeper Matej Kovar, according to Idnes in Kovar’s home country of the Czech Republic.
They claim that Kovar is currently training on his own in the Czech Republic after United’s US tour was canceled by Erik ten Hag.
Sparta Prague was interested in taking Kovar on loan again after a great season there last season, but United decided to trade him.
Sparta has moved on and signed Danish goalkeeper Peter Vindahl Jensen in his place.
Should United try to keep Kovar?
Kovar did appear in pre-season friendly against Leeds United and Lyon and performed admirably.
The 23-year-old stood out for his ability on the ball, which appears to be ideal for Erik Ten Hag’s style of play.
United may be interested in signing Suzuki, but Kovar has more experience and appears to be a more reliable backup at this point in his career.
United is reportedly seeking a £6 million fee for Kovar, and while that may assist acquire another player, Kovar appears to be a strong fit to work behind Andre Onana and learn from Tom Heaton.
Selling Kovar to another Premier League club would be difficult, and if he isn’t desperate to leave, we’d like to see him around the United first-team system.