Bayer Leverkusen have announced the signing of Matěj Kovář from Manchester United.
The 6’5“ U21 Czech international goalkeeper spent last season on loan at Sparta Prague, where he played 32 times, keeping 11 clean sheets and even registering one assist.
The 23-year-old signed a deal until 2027 and comes on an initial fee of €5m, but could rise to €8m with add-ons.
Kovář will provide great competition for current number one Lukas Hradecky (33). Ten years his senior, there is a good chance that Kovář will become Leverkusen’s number one in the near future.
Upon signing for the club, sports director Simon Rolfes explained: “Matej Kovar is big, strong in one-on-ones and is very good with his feet, He’s a player with great prospects and we have high hopes for him in the coming years.”
Leverkusen kickstart their Bundesliga campaign on Saturday as they host RB Leipzig.
GGFN | Jamie Allen