Aalesunds goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is poised to undergo a medical at Manchester United, ahead of a proposed £3.5million move between the two clubs.
Officials from Aalesunds have been in Manchester working on a deal for Lindegaard, 26, and the Denmark international is now close to completing the move.
The player’s international agent, Morten Olsen, has said he can understand why Lindegaard is looking to make the step up even if he won’t be first choice at Old Trafford.
“It’s obvious that you cannot say no to offers like this – they may never come again,” he said. “It’s always up to the player and I understand that, if you have dreamed about joining the club, you can’t say no to Manchester United.
“The bigger the club, the more important it is that you deliver quickly. At a club like Manchester United, there’s a risk that you won’t play. It’s a choice you make in sport.
“I don’t know about Manchester United’s plans and I don’t know whether they plan to sign five goalkeepers, two, or one.
“If he had chosen a smaller club, there would be a greater chance of playing more games. I don’t have any doubts about Anders’ quality but, on the other hand, I don’t know whether United will.”