According to The Telegraph, Manchester United are set to sign 35-year-old Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant on a free transfer.
Grant will join as 3rd choice goalkeeper behind David de Gea and Sergio Romero and his capture would mean that the Portugal Under-21 stopper Joel Pereira will be allowed to go out on loan to experience first-team football.
The Englishman played just five times for Stoke last season as he deputised for Jack Butland, but impressed during the 2016/17 campaign when Butland was out injured. During that season, Grant played 28 times in the Premier League and conceded just 34 goals in a Stoke team that finished 13th.
He also put in a man-of-the-match performance at Old Trafford in October 2016 as his side held United to a 1-1 draw.
Grant has played for a number of clubs in England, including Sheffield Wednesday and Oldham. He has also had two spells at both Burnley and Derby.
While some United fans were less than impressed with the potential signing, others saw it as a sensible move for the Manchester club. Check out some of the best reactions from below…
Mate we are becoming a laughingstock… played by Fellini and now signing a 35 year old GK! I don’t not get how fellaini position at Utd is tenable… fans don’t want him and he dissed the club too!!!
— GBOR (@GBOR11879) June 27, 2018
Great signing, he’ll never get a game, let Johnstone, Perriera & Henderson get a season of first team football👍👍
— Harry (@HarryMufc97) June 28, 2018
So we are not only about to offer Fellaini a contract extension but also sign the Lee Grant the 35-year-old goalkeeper from Stoke City? pic.twitter.com/PjDYkrU2LB
— Classical Griezmann (@Griezmannility) June 27, 2018
Is Lee Grant the keeper who had 401 saves against us at Old Trafford?
— azιz♘🇨🇭🇨🇭🇨🇭 (@UtdAziz) June 27, 2018
Some of the comments I’ve seen about us signing Lee Grant are comical. Not only do they think we should have the likes of Savic, Verratti etc on the bench ‘just in case’ they think we should have players like Oblak as 3rd choice keeper 😳🙄😂
— Michael Barton (@mrmichaelbarton) June 28, 2018
Third choice goalkeeper. Fulfills the homegrown player quota. He’ll barely play for the club and is on low wages. He has my backing.
Welcome to the club, Lee Grant! https://t.co/7Q8IXfqSDR
— The United Link 🏆 (@TheUnitedLink) June 28, 2018