Old Trafford boss set to clinch new keeper signing.
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Manchester United are expected to complete the signing of Aalesunds goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard in the coming days.
United are believed to have agreed a fee in the region of £3.5 million for Denmark goalkeeper Lindegaard, 26, after he impressed the club’s goalkeeping coach, Eric Steele, over the course of several scouting trips.
Aalesunds chairman Bjarne Haagensen confirmed to TV2 that he has travelled to England along with the club’s chief executive, Henrik Hoff, this week to hold talks.
“Henrik and I are in place in Manchester,” he said. Asked if a deal was close, he replied: “It is. We are in the middle of it. I can’t say more right now. We will send a press release in three or four hours.” (ESPN)
There has been consistent talk about this deal being on the cards and it looks like this source is suggesting that the young Dane is very close to completing a deal to join Manchester United and earn the obvious tag of the “Next Peter Schmeichel” due to the two being from the same country.
The 26 year old Aalesunds goalie is seen as an up and coming keeper with a great deal of potential but he is still a player with no top level club experience to speak of, but then the same could have been said about the great Schmeichel himself!
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