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United manchester officially announced Last night Nathan Bishop signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with the club, with the goalkeeper’s contract including the option of one more year.
Bishop has appeared for Manchester United’s Under-23s once since joining from Southend last January, in an EFL Trophy tie that came against Salford, the ace celebrating a clean sheet in a 6-0 win.
The 6ft1 goalkeeper first showed his true promise at the end of the 16/17 season for Southend, debuted for the Shrimpers in the 17/18 season and then became a major player midway through the 18/19 season.
Bishop’s departures after that led to United signing the ace in January 2020 and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now confirmed, according to the club’s article, that the ace will be loaned out ‘shortly’.
The use of ‘coming soon’ and the decision to extend Bishop’s contract now may suggest that a loan for the 21-year-old will be found during this month’s transfer window.
With Bishop having made 30 appearances for Southend in League One prior to their transfer, and before they were relegated, it’s fair to assume this is the level of side the ace will be heading to.
Including a one-year option is very smart on the part of the Red Devils, leaving them protected when it comes to their development, and it is also not tied to a long contract for a player who is still very young.