Former Claret Lee Grant To Join Manchester United
Former England U21 goalkeeper Lee Grant looks set to move to Manchester United from Stoke City as the club’s new third choice keeper behind David de Gea and Sergio Romero, the experienced goalkeeper will join as cover with the likelihood that last season’s third choice, Portugal U21 Joel Pereira will go out on loan to gain more experience.
Grant, has had a good professional career amassing more than 500 appearances at clubs including Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley and made five appearances for Stoke City last season, three in the Premier League.
He played against Manchester United in the 2016-2017 season winning the MOM award at Old Trafford whilst covering for the injured Jack Butland. Stoke City drew against Jose Mourinho’s side on that occasion and Grant will have caught the eye playing 28 Premier League games that season until Butland returned.
He is joining United on a free agent deal with the likelihood that he will sign a one-year contract. The top clubs have always found it difficult to have good options at third choice when the likelihood is that the player in question will not feature at all during the season but it is a position all managers want covered.