United's Pierluigi Gollini reportedly completes medical; announcement made soon

Manchester United will reportedly wave goodbye to a young goalkeeper with plenty of promise this summer.

Manchester United goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini is reportedly on the verge of a move, with Serie A club Hellas Verona said to be closing in on a deal for the 19-year-old.

United signed the Italian stopper in the summer of 2011, in a move that angered his former club Fiorentina.

At the time, the Independent published quotes from the Italian side in which they talked of young players “being lured by false illusions of English sirens.”

The statement from Fiorentina also said, “Of the 150 players that have decided to go abroad, no one has been able to earn a place in the first-team.”

A broken leg delayed Gollini’s registration as a United player, but he would go on to make his youth team debut in March 2012. But now, after starring in the UEFA Youth League, it appears the player could be set for a spell back in his homeland.

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that Gollini has completed a medical ahead of a move to Verona. This comes after United had offered the ‘keeper a new contract.

However, with competition for places considerably high given the presence and age of David de Gea, it appears Gollini has opted to make a move in order to further his career.

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