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Reports: Man Utd To Make Shock Bid For 35yo Keeper

Reports: Manchester United To Make Shock Bid For 35yo Goalkeeper

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 01, 2018 12:58 PM @KeeganKruger

Premier League outfit Manchester United reportedly want to sign a 35-year-old goalkeeper, who is also an Ireland international.

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According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils are looking at bringing in Stoke City shot-stopper Lee Grant as a back-up to David de Gea and Sergio Romero.

United's move for the Irishman may come as a surprise for many, but manager Jose Mourinho is apparently on the lookout for a new third-choice goalkeeper, with Portugal U21 international Joel Pereira expected to go out on loan in the 2018/19 campaign.

Grant is believed to be interested in a move to Old Trafford, and is likely to push for a free transfer, despite having one year left on his current deal with the Potters.

However, Stoke are said to be looking for a transfer fee for the goalkeeper as they are expecting to lose England shot-stopper Jack Butland following their relegation from the English top flight.

The veteran glovesman moved to Stoke from Derby County for a reported fee of £1.3 million (R23 million) in 2017.

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Grant made only five appearances for the Potters last season, and conceded nine goals, seven of them in the league.

Do you think Mourinho should be spending money on third-choice goalkeepers? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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MR E Jul 05, 2018 06:12 AM
Come on he's too old, Mourinho seems smoking a Glue!

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