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Goalkeeper Filip Mentel joins Dundee United

Dundee United

Dundee United have bolstered their squad with the signing of 20-year-old Slovakian goalkeeper Filip Mentel.

The club say the three-year deal is "subject to formalities and international clearance".

"Filip is a highly promising young keeper," manager Peter Houston told the United website.

"Filip will prove a great back up to Dusan Pernis and Stevie Banks and we also expect to see him challenge both of them for the first team jersey."

Mentel is expected to join the Tannadice squad for their pre-season training camp in Austria.

"That he's been at Manchester City for the last few seasons confirms his credentials, but obviously he's found it difficult to break through there given their presence in the transfer market these days," added Houston

"We had him at Tannadice for a few weeks last season and while he impressed us all greatly, we didn't think we would get the opportunity to sign him. I'm therefore delighted that this opportunity has now arisen and we've been able to secure him for Dundee United.

"Filip is another player we've signed with the future in mind and with young Marc McCallum, who's only 17 but features in the Scotland U19 squad, we now have a very strong goalkeeping situation at the club."

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