Date: 3rd January 2017 at 7:41am
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It’s being reported that Stoke City will finalised the permanent move of goalkeeper Lee Grant for an upfront £1.5million fee that will rise to £2million in the months to come.

With plenty of to-ing and fro-ing over the move and manager Mark Hughes making no secret of the fact that parent club Derby County were over valuing the player given his age and the fact he’s out of contract in the summer, Sky Sports reported on Monday that they believed a deal had now been done for the above figures to see his loan turn permanent.

They also say that personal terms have been agreed with the player so it’s simply a case that his loan spell with expire following tonight’s clash against Watford, and then in the next 24/48 hours the paperwork on his transfer will go through.

Having come in last August as cover, Grant has impressed many with his performances between the sticks as he has established himself as No 1 in the place of injured Jack Butland and with Butland out for longer than originally hoped for, it appears Hughes has got his man.

The 33 year old’s deal expires at midnight presumably tonight and then it shouldn’t take too long for the details and confirmation to come through.

Hughes had himself said following the Chelsea game that it should only be a matter of time now – Click Here.

‘That`s something we`re close to concluding which is important because of the situation with Jack Butland. I`m hoping we`ll have some positive news on that front in the next couple of days.’

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