OFFICIAL: Manchester United Announce Goalkeeper Transfer On Deadline Day

General view of Old Trafford before the match.

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Amidst all the drama and madness of the transfer deadline day, Manchester United have slipped under the radar a little bit with their latest signing, but it could be an important one nonetheless.

The Red Devils have confirmed that they have officially signed Matej Kovar, a 17-year-old goalkeeper who is very highly rated and has the potential to be a special player in the years to come.

Kovar hails from the Czech Republic, a country famous for producing great goalkeepers, with Arsenal shot-stopper Petr Cech being one of the nation’s stellar names.

Kovar will join up with United’s Under-18 side, and will not be short of competition for a regular place in the team. The Old Trafford outfit already boast the likes of Alex Fojticek, Jacob Carney, and James Thompson amongst their ranks in the Under-18s, and their newest recruit will face a fight to be the number 1.

Jose Mourinho is said to be keen on keeping a check on the 17-year-old’s development with the youth ranks, having been made aware of his potential.

The wonderkid had been scouted by the club a number of times while playing for FC Slovacko, and will definitely be nurtured carefully by United’s coaches, as they attempt to unearth a star who could one day replace David de Gea.

Kovar is still yet to receive international clearance, but should wrap up the paper work comfortably within the next week or so.

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