As reported by the club’s official website, Preston North End have signed talented youngster Liam Grimshaw from Manchester United.
Preston boss Simon Grayson earlier today told reporters from the Mirror that his side were expecting to complete the signing today after a slight hiccup in regards to his medical.
“It is not far away now. We had a couple of things which were highlighted in his medical,” Grayson explained.
“I would think he will sign today and the issue we have got will probably get resolved this week sometime.”
But with the issue now resolved Grimshaw is officially a Preston player.
The 20-year-old joined United at schoolboy level and came through the club’s youth ranks, drawing parallels with former player Phil Neville due to his style of play and commitment.
He enjoyed a brief spell on loan at Scottish side Motherwell earlier this season, making 14 league appearances before being recalled by United.
Predominantly a midfielder, the hardworking youngster will offer Preston more options in the middle of the park and more youthfulness in a potentially exciting squad.
Simon Grayson’s side are currently sitting comfortably in mid-table in the Championship, faring much better than their fellow newcomers Bristol City and MK Dons.
While the play-offs are probably a bridge too far this season, Grayson will be hoping the likes of Grimshaw and fellow new signing Ben Pearson can push the club on to the next level in time.