Man United sign teenage keeper and loan out pair

Date published: Wednesday 31st January 2018 7:47

Manchester United completed the signing of teenage goalkeeper Matej Kovar as Matty Willock and Charlie Scott headed out on loan to Scotland on deadline day.

With Jose Mourinho’s men in action at Tottenham on Wednesday evening, the transfer activity was unsurprisingly focused away from the first team.

United completed the signing of 17-year-old Kovar from FC Slovacko, subject to the Czech Republic Under-18s goalkeeper receiving international clearance.

The teenager impressed on a one-week trial in November and has signed a professional deal at Old Trafford ahead of linking up with the under-18s.

Meanwhile, Willock returned from a loan spell at Dutch side Utrecht and swiftly headed out on loan to Scottish Premiership side St Johnstone for the rest of the season.

“He is a midfielder who possesses a lot of qualities, very comfortable on the ball, physically as well,” Saints boss Tommy Wright said of the 21-year-old on the club’s website.

“He’s comfortable playing as a holding midfielder or attacking midfielder.

“When you get someone who’s gone through the academy at Arsenal and Man United he’s going to provide real quality in the midfield for us.

He will go straight into the squad for Saturday’s game at Hearts.”

Willock followed Scott north of the border, with the 20-year-old midfielder joining Hamilton with a view to a permanent move.

Accies manager Martin Canning said on his club’s website: “I am pleased to welcome Charlie to the club and believe he’ll be a great addition to our squad.”


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