Weaver ready to wave goodbye to Tannadice
“He’s agreed to join us until January when Dusan Pernis arrives because he wants to put himself in the shop window.”
Craig Levein said as much on the day of his arrival but the clock is starting to tick on Nicky Weaver’s time with Dundee United. The fact that United’s new Slovakian goalkeeper Dusan Pernis has arrived earlier than planned should see him ready for a first team spot when his move is finalised during the January transfer window.
Dundee United boss Craig Levein told the Tangerines website;
“Dusan began training with the lads this week after signing the release forms with his old club. It’s good to be able to bring him in a bit earlier than January so he can get his family settled and become acclimatised.”
The United boss has developed a reputation of unearthing decent goalkeepers at Tannadice. Lukasz Zaluska is now at Celtic whilst Grzegorz Szamotulski was another big hit with the Tangerine faithful.
Nicky Weaver has had a roller coaster career down south but he has rarely put a hand wrong for Dundee United. The move up North may have allowed the keeper to revitalise his career and it will be interesting to see where he ends up next.
That is not the concern of United fans though, who will be keen to see how Pernis settles in.
With United pushing hard at the top of the table, there will be no room for error and the Slovakian will need to be on top of his game right away.
United fans, where does Weaver rank alongside your recent goalkeepers?