Manchester United confirm signing of Lee Grant from Stoke

Manchester United have signed goalkeeper Lee Grant on a two-year deal, they announced on Tuesday.

It is understood Stoke allowed him to depart the bet365 Stadium on a free transfer, despite the fact he only joined the club in January 2017.

Grant is thought to have been signed as cover, should there be injuries to United’s first choice stopper David de Gea, or back-up Sergio Romero.

“Moving to Manchester United has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember,” said Grant.

“This was an opportunity that I couldn’t let pass and I’m thrilled to become a part of such a historic club.

“I’ve enjoyed every moment of my career so far and I’m now ready to continue learning and improving alongside some of the best players in the game.

“But at the same time, I intend to use my experience to help the team whenever possible.

“I want to say a huge thank you to those close to me who have supported me along my journey so far.

“I’m looking forward to meeting my teammates and giving everything possible for the club in the upcoming season.”

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