The United Resurgence: The Keane Story
Redmond: Dream Come True
Manchester United today signed Nathan Redmond from Southampton for a fee that could rise to £24,000,000. United will pay £8,000,000 upfront with £14,000,000 in installments over three years and if he scored 20 goals a further £2,000,000.
Redmond started his career at Birmingham City and played his first senior game in the Carabao Cup against Rochdale in August 2010. It took Redmond almost a year to score his first senior goal, netting in the Europa League against Nacional da Madeira. Redmond went on to make 62 appearances for City scoring 7 league goals for the club.
After Birmingham's relegation to the Championship he bagged a move to new boys Norwich City for £3.9m, where he made 112 appearances over 3 years scoring 11 goals. Norwich then decided to cash in on the attacking midfielder due to being on the fringes of Gareth Southgates England squad.
Southampton were the side that got Redmond after Liverpool were interested but decided against the then 22 year old and paid a bargain £8,000,000. Redmond made 138 appearances and scored 18 goals. Manchester United then came calling and has paid up to £24,000,000 for the attacking midfielder.
When I was told that Roy (Keane) wanted me to move to United, I new that I had to go and try. Manchester United are a absolutely massive club and I hope to repay the faith that Roy has shown in paying this much money to bring me to the theatre of dreams and I can not wait to play in the Red of Man Utd.