The Pole is gone
Man Utd capture Kuszczak on loan
Manchester United have signed Polish goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak on a season-long loan from West Brom, with a view to a possible permanent move.
In exchange, the Baggies will get defender Paul McShane
and goalkeeper Luke Steele
on a permanent basis.
Kuszczak, 24, will act as understudy to United's first-choice goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, with youngster Ben Foster staying a second season at Watford.
Kuszczak can stake a claim to be United number one when Van der Sar retires.
The Dutchman is expected to call time on his own career after Euro 2008.
Kuszczak, who has won four caps for Poland, spent three years in Germany with Hertha Berlin before arriving at West Brom two years ago.
Sir Alex Ferguson's attempts to land the keeper had been frustrated throughout the summer, with an initial £2.5m bid rejected.
But with Kuszczak now at Old Trafford, Foster getting Premiership experience with Watford and Tim Howard on loan at Everton, United are hopeful they have enough strength in the goalkeeping department to maintain healthy competition for the next five years at least.
The transfer of Steele is unlikely to go down well with Coventry, who signed the youngster on loan from United.
But the player was recalled, then immediately sold to one of their local Coca-Cola Championship rivals.