Manchester United are edging closer to sealing a transfer agreement with Stoke City’s 35-year-old goalkeeper Lee Grant, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Would Grant be a good signing for the Red Devils? Will he ever play a game for them?
It’s a nothing signing.
Grant isn’t going to be challenging for first-team football, he will just be at Old Trafford picking up a wage.
At 35, Grant should really be looking to play as much football as possible.
What a move for the player!
It’s a sensible decision by United as his arrival as third choice gives them the chance to send their youngsters out on loan who would benefit more from playing.
Obviously, it’s also great for Grant, who can work with David De Gea and play at one of the biggest clubs in the world.
This is a peculiar signing and he would clearly be third choice behind David De Gea and Sergio Romero.
I wouldn’t pursue this deal if I was Jose Mourinho and Grant is possibly looking at Jack Butland’s likely exit and hoping to seal the starting spot for Stoke.
It could mean that Sam Johnstone is off and he would be a top addition for a number of Premier League clubs.
This is a weird deal all round.
Surprise signing, certainly.
I’m pretty sure it means the end of his playing days, barring a miracle of course, but who wouldn’t want to spend his twilight years sitting on the plush leather seats in the Old Trafford dugout?