German club Bayer Leverkusen have completed the signing of Czech goalkeeper Matej Kovar from Manchester United.
The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at Czech champions Sparta Prague and has signed for Xabi Alonso’s side on a four-year deal as confirmed by the club’s official social media platforms this morning.
Welcome Matej #Kovar! 🤝🇨🇿
The 23-year-old goalkeeper signs from @ManUtd on deal until 2027 and will wear the number 1️⃣7️⃣⚫️🔴
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) August 15, 2023
Bayer Leverkusen sign Man United shot-stopper Matej Kovar
Kovar failed to make a senior appearance for the Red Devils despite starring for the club’s reserve side but kept an impressive 11 clean sheets in 32 appearances at Iron Sparta last season.
Bayer sporting managing director Simon Rolfes said of his side’s new acquisition, “Matej 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”.
Kovar will wear the number 17 shirt this season for Bayer and will compete with Fin club captain Lukas Hradecky for the club’s number one spot.