Manchester United signed goalkeeper Ben Foster a four-year contract from Football League Championship team Stoke.
It is reported that the transfer fee will rise to three million pounds (5.2 million US dollars).
"This is a great move for Ben and a great opportunity for him to join one of the biggest clubs in the world," Stoke's director of football John Rudge said.
Foster, 22-year goalkeeper, has only played at youth and reserve level for Stoke. He was loaned out to Wrexham and Kidderminster last season.
United also signed former Ajax goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar to a two-year contract last month.