July 3, 2018 / 6:27 PM / 12 days ago

Soccer: Manchester United sign Stoke keeper Grant

(Reuters) - Manchester United have signed goalkeeper Lee Grant from Stoke City for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League side said on Tuesday.

Britain Football Soccer - Stoke City v West Ham United - Premier League - bet365 Stadium - 29/4/17 Stoke City's Lee Grant before the match Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine Livepic

British media reported the transfer was worth around 1.5 million pounds ($1.98 million). Grant will be a back-up to first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea.

"Moving to Manchester United has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. 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 here

“I want to say a huge thank you to those close to me who have supported me along my journey so far. I’m looking forward to meeting my teammates and giving everything possible for the club in the upcoming season.”

Grant, 35, joined Stoke City in the 2016-17 season making 31 league appearances with regular keeper Jack Butland injured. However, he played just three league games last season.

($1 = 0.76 pounds)

Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru

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