Manchester United confident of signing Feyenoord defender Tyrell Malacia for £12.9million
Manchester United are confident in Erik ten Hag’s first signing of Old Trafford revolution as deal approaches for £12.9million Feyenoord defender Tyrell Malacia after positive talks
- Manchester United are hopeful they can complete the signing of Tyrell Malacia
- United willing to pay £12.9million for Malacia and must agree personal terms
- Erik ten Hag’s side is continuing to work on a deal for Frenkie de Jong
Manchester United are confident to sign £12.9million Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia after talks on Wednesday.
United must now agree personal terms with the 22-year-old, which are expected to be straightforward.
Malacia is expected to become the first signing of the Erik ten Hag era at United as the new manager strives to improve the club’s fate.
Manchester United are confident in closing a deal for Feyenoord defender Tyrell Malacia
New United manager Erik ten Hag is eager to improve his team’s options as a left-back
Known for his pace and impressive positioning, Malacia will bolster United as a left-back, with Luke Shaw and Alex Telles the club’s other key options in that position.
Malacia has five senior caps for the Netherlands and has previously represented his country at various youth levels.
A product of Feyenoord’s academy, he played 136 senior games for the club and won the KNVB Cup in the 2017-18 campaign.
The 22-year-old has been on United’s radar this season, but was poised to join Lyon when the Old Trafford club drew attention to their bid to sign Frenkie de Jong.
Malacia to cost £12.9m, with United now to agree personal terms
United also want the signing of Malacia’s compatriot Frenkie de Jong . complete
United continues to pursue a deal for Malacia’s international colleague De Jong.
De Jong has been Ten Hag’s main target since he took charge of United, with the pair previously working together at Ajax.
sports post sources have indicated that a deal between United and Barcelona for De Jong is ’90 percent’ complete, with only the finer details to wrap up.
There is optimism that the transfer will be completed this week. United will initially pay the Spanish club £55 million for De Jong, a fee that could reach nearly £70 million.