Manchester United player leaves on loan after signing new contract

In a recent report, that of Manchester United The official website has confirmed that 22-year-old goalkeeper Matej Kovar has left the club to join Sparta Prague on loan for the remainder of the 2022/23 season.

“Matej Kovar has signed a new contract with Manchester United and is going on loan for the remainder of the 2022/23 season.” – The report read.

“The 22-year-old has finalized new terms with the Reds which will run until June 2025, with the option of a further year.”

“His immediate future, however, lies away from Old Trafford as a temporary move to Sparta Prague has been secured, subject to international clearance.”

Having failed to secure a transfer on deadline day, Kovar was expected to stay with Manchester United for the remainder of the season. However, with the Czech league transfer window closing on September 8, the clubs closed the deal with a bit of creativity.

Manchester United‘s Matej Kovar in action during the U19 friendly against AC Milan at Leigh Sports Village. Photographer: Ashley Donelon

Matej Kovar has had loan spells at Burton Albion (four clean sheets in six games) and Swindon Town (one clean sheet in twenty-one matches) before. Besides, the 22-year-old shot-stopper has represented the Czech Republic at all levels, from U-19s to U-21s. He’s been called up to their senior team, although he’s yet to make his debut.

Good move for both parties?

Manchester United have signed Martin Dubravka on a season-long loan deal with Newcastle United to add cover and competition to David de Gea. Tom Heaton is already the third-choice goalkeeper and with Nathan Bishop also staying back, the Red Devils have a total of four goal picks. Therefore, Kovar’s loan spell in his home country could prove to be quite important for his development as he has more chances to gain playing time there.

Kovar has also signed a new contract with United until 2025, with the option of an additional year.

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