Manchester United have signed goalkeeper Lee Grant from Stoke on a two-year-deal.
Sky Sports News reported on Tuesday how the 35-year-old was set for a medical at Jose Mourinho’s side this week, with United wanting him as cover should there be injuries to senior ‘keepers David de Gea and Sergio Romero.
It is likely Grant will be third choice, initially, with Portugal U21 goalkeeper Joel Pereira to be sent on loan to get more experience.
Grant told the club’s official 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.”
Stoke signed Grant on a permanent deal from Derby in January 2017 after he was initially brought in on loan as cover for the then-injured Jack Butland.
Grant made 30 appearances for Stoke that season but featured just three times in the Premier League last term.