Germany goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has confirmed he’s turned down a move to Erik ten Hag‘s Manchester United from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Sport1 reported that the Red Devils had made an approach to sign the 32-year-old from the Europa League holders.

A move for the former Paris Saint Germain stopper had also been endorsed by Manchester United’s former legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

But with the six-time Germany international not guaranteed of the number one spot at Old Trafford with David de Gea having a stranglehold on that position for over a decade, Trapp has decided to stay put in Germany.

Kevin Trapp confirms he’s turned down move to Manchester United

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Having won the Europa League last season and secured Champions League football this campaign, Trapp’s stock has once again risen.

But playing second fiddle to De Gea with the World Cup just around the corner wouldn’t have done his chances of securing a place in Hansi Flick’s squad any good at all.

Manchester United’s quest to provide De Gea with further competition in the goalkeeping department beyond Tom Heaton goes on.

With Dean Henderson making an impressive start to life at Nottingham Forest during his season-long loan spell, Ten Hag is keen to bring in a new goalkeeper before the transfer window closes in seven days time.

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With Trapp now off the radar, United’s focus looks to have turned to singing Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

United have made a loan offer for the Slovakian, according to The Athletic.

The 33-year-old has been replaced as Eddie Howe’s number one by England international Nick Pope who the Magpies signed during the summer from relegated Burnley.

Having already let Freddie Woodman depart for Preston North End, the Toon Army not want to leave themselves light in the goalkeeping department by sanctioning Dubravka’s potential move to the Theatre of Dreams.

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