Man Utd star follows Harry Kane in Bundesliga transfer leaving Ten Hag with big potential problem | The Sun

KEEPER Matej Kovar has left Manchester United to join Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

And the switch presents a potential issue for Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag.

Czech shot-stopper Kovar, 23, never made a first-team appearance for United, but featured nearly 50 times for the U21 side.

He has also had loan spells with Swindon, Burton and most recently Sparta Prague – where he won the title last season.

Now he has signed a four-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen in a deal The Mail are reporting is worth £7.7million – following Harry Kane in heading to Germany.

But Kovar's move leaves Ten Hag desperately short in between the sticks.


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New No1 Andre Onana started in the 1-0 win over Wolves on Monday after his £47million transfer from Inter Milan.

But there is no obvious back-up to call upon at this time.

Tom Heaton is unavailable due to a calf injury, while back-up stopper Nathan Bishop has headed to Sunderland.

And Dean Henderson is also continuing his recovery from a thigh injury which has kept him out since January.

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Henderson, 26, who spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, is being linked with a return to the City Ground.

However, his fitness issues are threatening to hold up the deal, although he was on the bench last night against Wolves.

This means Man Utd may not have an obvious replacement should Onana become unavailable.

And he nearly gave away a penalty on his Premier League debut against Wolves when he clattered into striker Sasa Kalajdzic.

But a spot kick was not awarded, before the PGMOL later apologised to furious Wanderers boss Gary O'Neil.

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