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Manchester United Set To Confirm Shock Signing Of Stoke City Keeper Lee Grant

Manchester United Set To Confirm Shock Signing Of Stoke City Keeper Lee Grant

Manchester United fans will be itching for some big transfer news, the kind of that means that they can close the gap on Manchester City this season, they aren't going to be very happy.

Last season was an improvement for Manchester United. The football might not have always been scintillating but Jose Mourinho's side qualified for the Champions League by finishing second in the league.

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That was an improvement on the season before when the Red Devils only got into Europe's premier competition by winning the Europa League and second is their best finish since Sir Alex Ferguson left.

Undoubtedly an improvement but still they finished 19 points behind Pep Guardiola's rampant Manchester City and the club will be desperate to catch up.

They have already signed Fred and Diogo Dalot to help them but they definitely need to do more to their squad if they're to get anywhere near winning the Premier League.

However their third signing of the season isn't going to be the 'sexy' 'big name' signing that Ed Woodward would like to be remembered for with Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant set for his medical this week and then to sign.

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Lee Grant set to sign for United. Image: PA Images
Lee Grant set to sign for United. Image: PA Images

The 35 year old is not exactly the kind of signing that most people would be expecting the 13 time Premier League champions to be making but he will cost them nothing after the Potters agreed to let him go.

Grant, who only played five games in all competitions last season, will be third choice at Old Trafford behind David de Gea and Sergio Romero with Joel Pereira likely to go out on loan.

In the 2016/17 season the former Derby goalie was brought in as cover for the injured Jack Butland and he had a storming game against United in October 2016, his Premier League debut.

Grant saves against United. Image: PA Images
Grant saves against United. Image: PA Images

United fans might not be happy but it's less likely to cause annoyance amongst the ranks than the news last week Marouane Fellaini was signing a new deal.

The Belgian midfielder was expected to leave on a free with his contract expiring but he has now extended the deal.

Who should United sign to get closer to City?

Topics: Football News, Manchester United, Premier League, Transfer news, Stoke City, championship

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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