Manchester United goalkeeper Matej Kovar is now attracting Premier League interest with Aston Villa keen to sign him.

Goalkeepers have been a huge topic of conversation around Manchester United this summer.

David De Gea left the club at the end of his contract, sparking a big-money deal to sign Andre Onana from Inter Milan.

Dean Henderson’s future remains unclear, Tom Heaton has been linked away from the club and there have been rumours surrounding a move for Japanese talent Zion Suzuki.

As if that wasn’t enough, we now have increasing rumours about the future of Matej Kovar.

Aston Villa keen on Manchester United goalkeeper Matej Kovar

Idnes over in Kovar’s native Czech Republic report that Aston Villa are now interested in signing the United stopper.

They suggest that Kovar is currently training on his own in the Czech Republic after Erik ten Hag chose not to take him on United’s US tour.

Sparta Prague were keen to take Kovar on loan again after successful season there last term, but United have chosen to sell him.

That means Sparta have moved on and signed Danish goalkeeper Peter Vindahl Jensen instead.

Aston Villa are now thought to be keen, but that would mean Kovar heading to compete with Emiliano Martinez and Robin Olsen.

Spanish side Cadiz are also interested whilst Hull City are keen on a loan deal having missed out on new Leeds United stopper Karl Darlow.

Manchester United v Leeds United - Pre-Season Friendly
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Should United be looking to keep Kovar?

Kovar did feature in pre-season friendlies against Leeds United and Lyon and actually played well.

The 23-year-old especially impressed with his ability on the ball, seemingly making him ideal for Erik ten Hag’s style of play.

United may well fancy landing Suzuki, but Kovar has more experience and seems like a more dependable backup at this stage in his development.

A £6million fee is allegedly wanted by United, and whilst that could help sign another player, Kovar seems a strong fit to work behind Andre Onana and learn from Tom Heaton.

Selling Kovar to another Premier League club would sting a little and we would actually like to see him around the United first-team setup if he isn’t desperate to go.

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