Breaking: Veteran custodian undergoes medical at Manchester United as young keeper leaves

Grant played the majority of his career at Burnley.


Veteran Goalkeeper Lee Grant is set to join Manchester United as he is currently undergoing medical at the Manchester club. The 35 year old will be joining from Stoke City, who were relegated to Championship at the end of last season.

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Lee Grant played only 3 games last term for the Potters but the Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho considers him as a perfect cover for first choice David De Gea, and is ready to bring him at Old Trafford. The move is expected to complete within the next couple of days and it will cost the Red Devils a modest £1.5 million.

The former England youth International is expected to pen a short term deal and this move means youngster Joel Pereira is free to gain experience as he will be sent on loan. Mourinho rates the Portuguese highly but admits that he needs an experienced keeper to be the deputy of De Gea. The Spain international was not in the best of his forms in the World Cup as he conceded some six goals in four matches as Spain were eliminated from the Round of 16 of the World Cup.

Amid the potential arrival of Grant, Sam Johnstone has left the club permanently as he has joined West Bromwich Albion.

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“I’ve grown up at United and had the most amazing time, it’s the best club to learn when you are a young player and prepare you for the future,” Sam told the official website of Manchester United. He also added that it will be a sad moment for him.

United have already signed Diogo Dalot and Fred so far this term and Grant is set to become their third signing. They are still in search for more players as Jose Mourinho is believed to be keen on bringing another centre back and a forward at the club.