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Manchester United 'close to completing Tom Heaton signing'

Man United 'close to completing Tom Heaton signing'
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Manchester United are reportedly close to completing the signing of goalkeeper Tom Heaton on a free transfer.

Manchester United are reportedly close to completing the signing of goalkeeper Tom Heaton on a free transfer.

The 35-year-old will see his contract with Aston Villa expire next month and he is expected to leave the club at the end of the season.

According to The Telegraph, United have already approached Heaton and he is keen to return to Old Trafford, where he began his career in the youth academy.

The Red Devils view the goalkeeper as an ideal back-up option to David de Gea and Dean Henderson, with current third-choice stopper Sergio Romero set to leave the club this summer.

Heaton moved to Villa from Burnley for around £8m in August 2019, but his two-year spell is set to come to an end as Emiliano Martinez has cemented his place as Dean Smith's number one this season.

The veteran keeper has failed to make a single appearance for the senior team since recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury sustained in January 2020, which ruled him out for 11 months.

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