EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant is set to sign a two-year deal at Manchester United after finalising his medical at the club today (Tuesday), Football Insider sources understands.
Grant is close to completing his shock move to Old Trafford after United agreed personal terms with the former England Under-21 international.
A well-placed source has told Football Insider that United have paid in excess of £1million for Grant despite reports suggesting he had been handed a free transfer by Stoke.
United have lined up a deal for former the 6ft 4in keeper (Transfermarkt) to provide cover for David de Gea and Sergio Romero in Jose Mourinho’s plans.
Mourinho was impressed by Grant during Stoke’s draw with United at Old Trafford during the 2016/17 season and he feels he will prove a valuable addition to the squad.
Grant will become United’s third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Brazilian midfielder Fred and Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot
The 35-year-old has a wealth of experience having made over 500 appearances in his career during spells with Derby County, Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday.