Erik ten Tag has identified Feyenoord full-back Tyrell Malacia as his first Manchester United signing this summer.
Wholesale changes are expected at Old Trafford ahead of the 2022-23 season with ten Hag set to take the reins from interim boss Ralf Rangnick at the end of the current campaign.
According to The Mirror, the Dutchman is desperate for United to sign 22-year-old left-back Malacia to challenge Luke Shaw for a spot in the first-team.
Malacia has developed into a cult hero at Feyenoord, comfortable on the ball going forward while also tenacious in defence with Ten Hag eager to add hungry, young players to the United squad which has faltered so often this season.
Ten Hag tried to sign the Netherlands international for Ajax last summer but the intense rivalry between the Amsterdam club and Feyenoord meant no deal could be done.
But a £20million offer will be enough to tempt Feyenoord into doing business this summer.
Ten Hag also wants to sign a right-back this summer to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with the new manager not convinced the former Crystal Palace starlet will suit his style next season.
United have attempted to sign Ajax’s Noussair Mazraoui, who is out of contract at the end of the season but are set to lose out with Bayern Munich set to win the race for his signature.
United are also in the market for at least one central midfielder with a striker also a priority with Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, Frenkie de Jong and Darwin Nunez among those said to be on the club’s shortlist.
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