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Manchester United sign Stoke keeper Grant - Premier League 2018

05 July 2018, 01:11 | Charlene Valdez

Lee Grant set to sign for United. Image PA Images

Lee Grant set to sign for United. Image PA Images

If United's interest is genuine it will mark another underwhelming transfer saga in a summer where the club were hoped to close the gap between themselves and City.

And the Manchester Evening News have now claimed that Mourinho actually had a secret reason for signing the veteran.

Grant, 35, was at the Red Devils' Carrington training complex on Monday and underwent a medical ahead of his proposed move to Old Trafford.

It is not a glamorous signing, but it could be a necessary one, as United's third choice goalkeeper Joel Perreira is likely to be sent out on loan.

United were set to lose Dean Henderson this summer.

Coincidentally, Grant was in goal for Stoke when Wayne Rooney scored his record-breaking 250th goal for Manchester United in January 2017, denying the Potters three points and a clean sheet.

The former Stoke star has racked up plenty of experience across his career. Ajax want to re-sign Blind and had sold the Dutchman to Manchester United in 2014 for £13.8million.

However, selling Blind would not be the greatest move given that he can play as a left-back, a position we have struggled to fill under Jose Mourinho.

Grant may be disappointed at United if they choose to use him behind the scenes.

The Ivory Coast global centre-back lost his first-team place towards the end of last season at Old Trafford.

If Shaqiri did complete a move to Liverpool in the next couple days, it would tie in perfectly with what the Switzerland global said on Thursday: "I want to stay in the Premier League, and you will find out my new club soon". "This was an opportunity that I couldn't let pass and I'm thrilled to become a part of such a historic club", Grant told the club's website.

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