Man Utd ‘sell forgotten goalkeeper in £8m transfer’ with Dean Henderson set to follow

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MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly set to sell forgotten goalkeeper Matej Kovar.

The 23-year-old has been with United since 2018.

Matej Kovar is set to leave Manchester United in an £8million transfer to Bayer Leverkusen[/caption]
Kovar appeared for United twice in pre-season[/caption]

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However, he is now set to be sold after failing to make a single first-team appearance for the club.

Kovar, who stands at six foot five inches, will be snapped up by Bayer Leverkusen.

According to Kicker, the German outfit will pay just under £8million for his signature.

The Czechia youth international will reportedly have his medical later today.

Kovar spent last season on loan at Sparta Prague, where he helped them win the league title.

Czech outlet Infotbal adds the Red Devils have inserted a buy-back clause into the deal with the first right of refusal on a transfer.

Kovar appeared twice for United at the start of pre-season.

With Kovar becoming the second goalkeeper to leave United after David de Gea – who is now set to join Real Madrid on a free transferDean Henderson is expected to follow suit by the end of the window.

Dean Henderson is expected to follow suit later this month[/caption]


However, his proposed transfer to Nottingham Forest hit a major snag after Steve Cooper‘s side signed Arsenal reserve goalie Matt Turner.

But SunSport has revealed the reason for Forest’s hesitancy in striking a deal is due to an injury.

The 26-year-old underwent an operation in May after suffering a thigh tear in January.

And it is the severity of this issue which has prevented him from completing a move to the City Ground.

SunSport understands there remains a real threat that the strenuous medical required by Forest risks aggravating his injury and causing more damage.

Man Utd are reluctant to risk a further setback for the academy graduate, so they are not yet willing to sanction a move yet.

Both parties are now willing to wait until he has fully recovered.

While an exact timeframe has not yet been put on Henderson’s recovery, Forest are hoping to complete a deal for him towards the end of the transfer window.

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