Top clubs Sevilla and Manchester United have both secured the services of a new goalkeeper. Sevilla contracted the Czech goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik (FC Basel) for three seasons, Manchester United picked the 35-year-old Lee Grant away from the relegated Stoke City.
The 29-year-old Vaclik, a twenty-time Czech international, stood 169 times in the last four seasons at FC Basel. Previously, he also defended the colours of Viktoria Zizkov (2010-2012) and Sparta Prague (2012-2014) in his own country. Three Swiss titles and one cup are on his list of achievements.
Last season he achieved the eighth-finals of the Champions League with Basel surprisingly. At Sevilla, the previous season disappointing seventh in Spain, he will compete in goal with Sergio Rico.
Manchester United had Lee Grant sign at Old Trafford for two seasons. The experienced Englishman defended the colours of Derby County, Burnley, Oldham Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City during his career.
At the Potters, he came to 35 official appearances in the last two seasons, but he could not avoid relegation.
Grant seems only attracted at Manchester United to heat the bank. With the Spaniard David De Gea, the Mancunians already have one of the best goalkeepers in the world.