The former England goalkeeper Tom Heaton is out of contract at Villa Park this summer and is now destined to move to Old Trafford after holding talks with the Red Devils. Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton has agreed to join Manchester United on a free transfer once his contract expires at Villa Park this summer. The former England goalkeeper will be a free agent come to this summertime, and the current manager of the Premier League club Manchester United,d Ole Gunnar Solskjae,r decided he wasn’t going to waste any time securing a move for the 35-year-old.
Tom Heaton lost his place as Villa’s number one to Emi Martinez when Martinez proves to be a better athlete since his arrival from Arsenal.
Talks have been held these past few weeks between Tom Heaton and Manchester United Associates and having agreed there will be an announcement late in the summer.
Heaton recovered from a ligament injury he sustained from a 2–1 win at Burnley on New Year’s day
As a result of the talks, Manchester United has agreed on a deal to bring goalkeeper Tom Heaton back to the club on a free transfer with his contract expiring at Aston Villa at the end of June.
Heaton spent eight years as a Manchester United player from 2002- 2010. Although he didn’t manage a first-team appearance for the club spending much of that time out on loan, before finally leaving on a permanent deal with Cardiff City.
The 35-year-old now is all set for a somewhat unlikely return to Old Trafford that is eleven years after leaving the club. He will act as backup for David De Gea and Dean Henderson, who are in a competition between them.
The Mirror reports that talks have been going on for weeks now between Heaton and the Red Devils and a deal has now been struck and he will rejoin the club when his contract expires on 30 June at Aston Villa.
Tom Heaton’s time at Villa started promisingly when he made 20 Premier League appearances in the year 2019–20 season, but the arrival of Emiliano Martinez preceded a serious knee injury stopped him from playing anything at all for the league this season.
It was at Burnley that Tom really started to make a name for himself, making 200 appearances for the Clarets and earning three England caps thanks to his impressive performances.
Tom will be seen as a positive influence at Manchester United as he is a widely respected athlete. Aston Villa manager Dean Smith was asked about Heaton’s future earlier this month but he offered very little for it to be an update.
Tom’s contract ends at the end of this season, as we all know, he said. However, he is in negotiations with Johan Lange, our sporting director, and this happens to be a private conversation between the two of them, we were told.
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