Championship outfits Aston Villa have agreed deal for Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone who has joined the team for the rest of the season.
Man United keeper has become the Steve Bruce’s first signing for Villa, with beign desperate to sign a quality stopper to replace Mark Bunn.
Johnstone told the club’s official site: “I’m really pleased to have joined Aston Villa – it’s a massive club.
“I’m really excited to be here. Aston Villa were interested and it’s an opportunity I jumped at. It’s one you simply can’t turn down.
“I can’t wait to work with Steve Bruce too. I’ve heard very good things about the manager. You can see his track record.
“He’s good for the club and I can’t wait to get going now.”
Sam Johnstone has a really good chance to show what he can offer to Man United in future after Mark Bunn who has been in the Villians net since the last month, has kept just one clean sheet in seven games and Johnstone look’s like to become a no.1 stopper.
Johnstone is yet to make an appearance for United but has had loan spells at Scunthorpe, Walsall, Yeovil, Doncaster and Preston.
The Red Devils managerJose Mourinho stated earlier that Johnstone will be the only player who will be allowed to leave team on loan.
Southampton and Man United are ready to battle for highly-rated Le Havre attacking midfielder Yasser Larouci, according to the Goal reports.
The highly-rated midfielder has recently turned down an offer from Ligue 2 outfits over a contract extension and Southampton alongside with Man United are now frontrunners to sign the promising midfielder.
The Red Devils are known for their policy of signing one of the most talented young players in the World and Larouci could be the next big thing in football.
Earlier in December the teenage attacker has had a trial with Southampton where he has attracted interest from Manchester United according to Goal reports.
The Le Havreis a player blessed with pace and technique, and looks well equipped to adapt to the demands of the Premier League with his high work rate and pressing ability.
Man United have already signed Anthony Martial from France who has already made his name in the Premier League and now the Red Devils are planning to sign Le Havre attacking midfielder Yasser Larouci ahead of Southampton.
Man United could make a surprise move for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, according to the Calciomercato reports.
The 27-year-old winger has been one of Inter’s star performers this term and attracted interest from hosts of European clubs, in 18 Serie A games Perisic ha scored 6 goals and created four chances for his teammates.
Mourinho who has helped Inter Milan to win the Champions League title and now he wants to steal Croatian forward from them during the January transfer window, Liverpool, Everton, and Tottenham are all said to have Perisic on their radar, while Ligue 1 defending champions.
According to the Calciomercato reports, Man United are clear favorites to sign 27-year-old forward and the main reason for that is Mourinho’s influence at his former club to help secure the deal.
Inter manager Stefano Pioli is supposedly seeking to bolster his squad after the Chinese owner’s maid it clear that they are ready to splash money and the Inter Milan are unlikely to allow their star player leave.
However, Mourinho is said to be a fan of Perisic’s ‘tactically flexibility’ and identified him as a replacement for Dutch winger Memphis Depay who could leave the team this month.