Manchester United has signed Danish international goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on a 3½ year deal for an undisclosed fee after reaching an agreement with the players former club Aalesunds FK, reports the premier league club’s official website ManUtd.com.
According to the official release, “Personal terms have been agreed with the player, who passed a medical in Manchester. Anders will train with United during December, but will be ineligible to play until the transfer window opens in January 2011.”
Sir Alex Ferguson said: “Anders is one of the brightest young keepers in the game. The challenge at Manchester United is always to look to the future and in Anders, we have signed a goalkeeper of great presence and even more promise. Having the time to train with him before he is registered will be an important period for him – almost like a pre season to get him integrated with the other players.”
Anders Lindegaard said: “Joining Manchester United is a dream come true for me. The Club is such an institution in Denmark, it’s an honour to come here. I’m looking forward to playing and training alongside some of the great players in football today. I can’t wait to be part of this team and to make my contribution to keeping the team at the top of the game.”
I hope Sir Alex has made a right call this time as the Red Devils desperately need a perfect replacement for the Dutch star Edwin Van der Sar. Experts believe United has to have one of the best goalkeepers around if they are to win more trophies and titles in the future.