Manchester United Football Club made two first-team signings over the January transfer window, with both Odion Ighalo and Bruno Fernandes making the move to Old Trafford.
However, their was a third addition, though it went largely under the radar due to what was unfolding with Ighalo. Nathan Bishop, an up-and-coming goalkeeper, also made the move to Manchester. He’d sign from Southend.
Goalkeeping is a position United have been on the money with over the last decade or so, so Bishop’s decision to make the move to the AON Training Complex would have been a no-brainer.
Anyway, after signing, the 20-year-old admitted his delight at making the Red Devils switch, labelling it an incredible opportunity.
“I’m extremely excited and it’s an incredible opportunity for me,” said Bishop, per Echo News Basildon.
“This is a huge club with an incredible history and I can’t wait to be a part of it.
“I’m delighted to be here and the last few days have been a bit mad for me.
“It’s been a lot to take it but I wouldn’t change it for anything.
“I’m looking forward to the future and I can’t wait to crack on and see what it holds.”
Bishop had played 17 first-team games for Southend in League One this term, obviously, that number is going to drastically reduce with United. However, he’s still young and Bishop will undoubtedly become a miles better player at Old Trafford.
He’ll be training with the likes of David de Gea and Sergio Romero on a daily basis and learning from the best coaches in the business. No doubt he’ll be paid pretty handsomely for it, too.
Sure, it may take him a while to make his first-team impact, particularly when Dean Henderson returns. However, if he wants to be the best player he can be, then this was an excellent move for the young Englishman.
I bet he can’t wait to get started. Welcome, Nathan!