New keeper Lee Grant explains £1.5m switch to Man Utd

Lee Grant: Makes permanent Stoke switch

Lee Grant has spoken of his delight after signing for Manchester United from Stoke City for a fee of £1.5million.

The former England Under-21 goalkeeper moves to Old Trafford from the relegated Potters and has signed a two-year deal with Jose Mourinho’s side.

Grant, 35, will likely act as third-choice goalkeeper behind David De Gea and Sergio Romero, with Joel Pereira likely to be sent out on loan to gain more first-team experience.

Grant told United’s offical website: “Moving to Manchester United has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. 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 team-mates and giving everything possible for the club in the upcoming season.”

Grant leaves Stoke after two years, having initially signed on loan before penning a permanent deal from Derby in January 2017.

The keeper made 30 appearances for Stoke in his first season following injury to Jack Butland but featured just three times in the Premier League last term.


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