Manchester United have announced the signing of veteran goalkeeper, Lee Grant from Stoke City on a two-year contract.
The 35-year-old Englishman arrives at Old Trafford as the new third choice shotstopper at the club following the exit of Sam Johnstone to West Brom.
The player was impressive for The now relegated Potters in the 2016/17 season following the absence of Jack Butland to injury. He was majestic in Stoke’s 1-1 draw with United at Old Trafford that season, making save after save that denied us three points.
In the reverse fixture, he was brilliant as well, though was helpless as Wayne Rooney scored his historic 250th goal for the club. He will be behind David De Gea and Sergio Romero in the pecking order but has been signed for his experience, proven track record, and offer inspiration and guidance to upcoming goalies in the academy.
He was excited about joining United, telling United’s official website. He said, “Moving to Manchester United has been a dream of mine for as long as 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.”
Grant is a goalie known for his athleticism, command of his area and excellent shotstopping abilities. He made his professional debut in 2002 for Derby County, and has since played for the likes of Burnley, Oldham Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City.