Contract details released for Manchester United’s Tom Heaton deal
Manchester United’s first move of the summer is taking shape. Tom Heaton is expected to sign as a free agent.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano reported that the case is essentially “done” pending a medical examination.
Romano also shed light on the details of the contract for Heaton. He says the keeper will sign a two-year contract with an option for an additional year.
This kind of deal makes sense, as it locks Heaton out as a backup role for two seasons, and then United can release him if he’s no longer needed.
Heaton can only officially sign from July, when his Aston Villa contract officially expires.
Villa confirmed Heaton’s exit last week, with the goalkeeper posting a farewell message to the club on social media.
The goalkeeper could be United’s first signing of the summer, although it will be until July to officially end, hopefully there will be a few new faces already ahead.
Last summer, United’s business was left until the last minute. This year, we hope the club will make extra efforts to correct that and make deals sooner.
Heaton would only be a replacement and essentially replace Lee Grant in the squad.
This third-choice status could see him become an MP if David de Gea or Dean Henderson leave. Heaton spent the late 2000s on United’s books and left as a free agent in 2010.
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