Former Manchester United player verbally agrees return

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Manchester United have enjoyed a lot of progress this season. At this point of time, they sit at second in the Premier League table and could very well finish there come the end of the campaign. They also have the chance to win the Europa League when they take on Villarreal in the final.

But even then, there are expected to be a few changes in the Red Devils’ squad over the course of the summer. The ultimate aim of the club would be to return to the top of English football and compete in the Champions League on a consistent basis, and at this point of time, they are a few steps away from that.

Goalkeeping is one of the strongest positions in this current squad. But it looks like there could be a few changes even in that area over the course of the next few months. Sergio Romero is almost certain to leave Old Trafford and it appears that Tom Heaton might be the man coming in as his replacement.

As reported by Football Insider, Heaton has verbally agreed to join Manchester United this summer.

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Heaton came through the Red Devils’ youth ranks. But he failed to make a single appearance for the club.

Since then, he has enjoyed a great career though, playing for the likes of Cardiff City, Bristol City, Burnley and Aston Villa, and has also represented the England national team.

Now, 35 years of age, he appears to be out of the first-team picture at Aston Villa. As a result, it looks like a return to Old Trafford is on the cards for the goalkeeper, where he could serve as the third-choice behind Dean Henderson and David de Gea, if both of them end up staying next season.

Heaton is a Premier League proven goalkeeper and available on a free transfer, thus signing him could be a shrewd move on the part of the Red Devils.

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