Manchester United underwhelming goalkeeper should be ready for an intense competition for a place in United’s goalkeeping department in the upcoming season.
The Spanish netminder was poor between the sticks for his country throughout their stay in Russia and that has limited his chances of getting the nod ahead Sergio Romero to man the goalpost for the Red Devils in the coming season.
However, apart from his uninspiring performances recently, De Gea now face another competitor as the Red Devils finally confirmed the signing of Stoke City’s experience goaltender Lee Grant last night.
The Red Devils have been in talks with the 35-year-old’s agent over a possible switch to Old Trafford since last week.
According to the Red Devils via their official website, Lee Grant has signed a two-year contract with the club and he could be integrated into the club’s managerial position as goalkeeper trainer by the end of his deal.
With the netminder’s signature, United have made three signings this summer having signed Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk and Diogo Dalot from Porto.
Though Lee Grant is widely considered as a third-choice goalie at the Theater of Dreams, he could be asked to replace David De Gea, should the Spaniard continue with is lacklustre display in the coming season.
Lee Grant has featured in more than 500 games in his career and he would be hoping to add to that tally at Old Trafford.