Louis Van Gaal’s transfer business has continued this week, with the signing of the second player for Manchester United in the past month.
Reliable media outlet GLN state that the club have beaten Newcastle United, Chelsea and Anderlecht to 16-year-old goalkeeper Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui, capturing the Belgian teenager on a three-year deal.
Stated as a physically imposing goalkeeper with tremendous resilience, Moutha-Sebtaoui will join the club’s U18 academy side and becomes the latest Belgian goalkeeper in the Premier League, following in the footsteps of Thibaut Courtois and Simon Mignolet.
This signing comes after Manchester United completed a £25m deal for 21-year-old winger Memphis Depay and Moutha-Sebtaoui will link-up with Belgian compatriots Adnan Januzaj and Marouane Fellaini at Old Trafford.
Although the signing of a goalkeeper will be linked to the future of David De Gea, it’s understood it’s in no way connected as the new teenage shotstopper is a few years from his first-team bow.