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Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has joined Manchester United on a season-long loan from Newcastle United.

The 33-year-old Slovakia international travelled to Manchester on Tuesday for his medical after Newcastle relented on demanding a £6m fee now, but an obligation to pay will kick in after Dubravka hits a set amount of appearances.

There have been reports that Newcastle have a recall option in January should they suffer an injury crisis that leaves them short in the position.

The Slovakia international has played over 125 games in the Premier League in the past five seasons, and he has 29 caps for his country.

Dubravka said:

To be joining Manchester United is a special moment in my career and I can’t wait to get started, and help the group achieve its ambitions.

I am joining an excellent group of goalkeepers with lots of experience in the Premier League, and I know that we will push and support each other to keep our standards at the highest levels. The chance to work with David De Gea, alongside Tom Heaton, is one that I am relishing.

I’d like to sincerely thank everyone at Newcastle United, and especially the fans, for many great experiences over the past four and a half years. I enjoyed every minute of my time there and made amazing memories to look back on.

My focus is now on helping Manchester United, and we’ll see what the future holds after I have given my all this season. I am excited to be here!

United’s football director John Murtough added:

Martin has proven himself to be a top Premier League goalkeeper and his experience and personality will be a great addition to our strong goalkeeping group, alongside David, Tom, and our younger keepers.

Together, they will create a high-performance environment, with each of them ready to step up and play when called upon.

On Thursday night, Jadon Sancho scored a lone goal as Manchester United beat Leicester City 1-0 in the English Premier League at the King Power Stadium for their third win in a row.

By Amara

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