English Premier League giants Manchester United have completed their first signing of the summer with the arrival of keeper Tom Heaton.
Heaton is set to seal a return to the club after being released from Aston Villa with transfer guru Fabrizio Romano revealing that the player will be undergoing his medical test this week with the official announcement by the club set for July.
The club has been on the lookout for a keeper after releasing Sergio Romero and Joel Pereira with Lee Grant yet to sign a new deal offered by the club. David de Gea’s future at the club remains in doubt as there is a belief that Dean Henderson might be the first choice keeper for the club in the coming season.
35-year-old Heaton will sign a two-year deal at the club with an option to extend his stay a further year according to Romano; the player who came through the club's academy likely to see out his career at Old Trafford.
The former Burnley goalkeeper failed to make a Premier League appearance for United's senior side during his time there, instead of going out on loan to six clubs in his 8-year spell.
Tom Heaton will undergo his medical with Manchester United this week then he’ll sign the contract until June 2023 + one more season option. Done, completed and here we go confirmed. 🔴 #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 14, 2021
Official announcement expected in July.
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