Manchester United have agreed a £2m loan deal with Newcastle to sign goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, subject to registration.
The 33-year-old joins United after four years at Newcastle, who he joined from Sparta Prague in 2018.
United’s option on his permanent stay, which will incur an additional fee of £6m, will become mandatory depending on how many appearances he makes for the club.
Newcastle also have a recall option which they can use in January, should they wish.
The Slovakia international told Newcastle earlier this week that he wanted to leave the club and join United.
Dubravka had been pushed back down the pecking order at St James’ Park following the arrival of Nick Pope.
United were keen to sign a goalkeeper to provide competition for David de Gea and Tom Heaton after Dean Henderson joined Nottingham Forest on loan.
Erik ten Hag is also eager to put pressure on De Gea, who made a costly mistake in Man Utd’s 4-0 loss at Brentford.
United eyed a number of other goalkeepers, including Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Yann Sommer, before settling on the Newcastle striker.
Trapp: Why I rejected Man Utd
Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp said on Thursday he had received and rejected an offer to join Manchester United, opting instead to stay with the Europa League winners, who are contesting the Champions League this season.
“There has been a lot of talk in recent 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 for me to consider that and think about it is something I’m sure everyone can relate to. Yesterday, however, I informed both clubs that I decided for Eintracht.”
The 32-year-old, who played for Paris Saint-Germain between 2015 and 2018, has settled in well at Frankfurt since returning from an initial loan spell in 2018. He also picked up six caps for Germany.
Will De Gea adapt to Ten Hag’s style?
De Gea’s mistakes cost Man Utd at Brentford last month, but there are also doubts over whether he suits 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 can adapt to Ten Hag’s preferred playing approach.
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