Martin Dubravka: Manchester United in talks with Newcastle for goalkeeper hire deal | Football News
Martin Dubravka has told Newcastle that he wants to leave the club and join Manchester United.
Dubravka has been pushed down to the No.2 choice following the arrival of Nick Pope at St James’ Park and wasn’t in the squad for their Carabao Cup tie at Tranmere on Wednesday night.
Manchester United are in the market for a keeper to provide competition for David De Gea and Tom Heaton after Dean Henderson joined Nottingham Forest on loan.
Talks continue between the clubs with Manchester United wanting a loan with the option of a permanent transfer depending on appearances, while Newcastle prefer a permanent deal – or at the very least a loan with an obligation to buy.
Dubravka’s Newcastle contract is up in 2025.
Man Utd coach Eric Ten Haag is eager to bring in another goalkeeper to add pressure on first choice David de Gea, who was a liability in their 4-0 loss to Brentford this month.
The club have looked at a number of other keepers including Borussia Monchengladbach’s Yann Sommer.
The former Premier League champions did not qualify for the Champions League this season, and have just three points from their first three matches in the Premier League, with two losses and a win, over Liverpool last week.
Trapp: Why I rejected Man Utd
Eintracht Frankfurt keeper Kevin Trapp said on Thursday he had received and rejected an offer to join Manchester United, instead opting to remain at the Europa League champions who are competing in this season’s Champions League group stage.
“There was a lot of talk in the past days about an interest from Manchester United,” Trapp said on social media. “It is correct that I have a written offer.”
“Manchester United are a world class team and that I consider it and think about it is something, I am sure, everyone can understand. Yesterday, however, I informed both clubs that I decided for Eintracht.”
The 32-year-old Trapp, who played for Paris Saint-Germain between 2015 and 2018, has settled well in Frankfurt since his return, initially on loan in 2018. He has also earned six caps for Germany.
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Speaking on MNF, Jamie Carragher analyses Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag’s decision to have his team play out from the back.
De Gea’s mistakes cost Manchester United at Brentford a couple of weeks ago but there also doubts about whether he is a good fit for Ten Hag’s style of play.
Sky Sports’ Adam Bate took a closer look at the Spaniard’s distribution with the ball at his feet to assess whether De Gea could adapt to Ten Hag’s preferred approach to the game.
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