Erik ten Hag finally picked three ‘racing machines’ to replace £50m ‘flop burden’

The red half of Manchester is making significant efforts on the transfer market in order to identify the most promising future players for the right wing position.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka joined Manchester United in 2019 after the club spent up to £50 million to acquire his services from Crystal Palace. The 1997 defender is able to make accurate tackles, despite the fact that he does not have a particularly strong ability to support the attack. Wan-Bissaka made his debut for Manchester United at Old Trafford after previously playing for the club under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

However, following the departure of the Norwegian skipper from Man United, the position held by the 25-year-old no longer remained the same.

Since the month of August, Wan-Bissaka has only seen four minutes of action for Manchester United, which came in a 2-1 victory over Liverpool. The news was broken by journalist Fabrizio Romano that the Red Devils had made the decision to trade Wan-Bissaka. In 2023, Manchester United will look to acquire a new right back in order to fill the vacuum created by the departure of this player.

According to Sky Sports Germany, the red half of Manchester has currently narrowed the list of those they want to capture in January down to to three individuals.

Denzel Dumfries, Malo Gusto, and Jeremie Frimpong all play for their respective clubs, Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, respectively (Inter Milan).

Out of these three players, the defender who now plays in Ligue 1 is the one that Man United is most interested in signing.

This year is only 19 years old and has played at the peak of less than 2 years, but Gusto is already an important member of Lyon. The agreement between Gusto and the French team is valid until 2024. In addition to Man United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also said to have an interest in Malo Gusto .

The next name on the recruitment list of the Red Devils is Frimpong. The young Dutch star was a student of the Man City training academy before coming to light in the colors of Bayer Leverkusen. At the Airport Arena, Frimpong has 7 goals and 13 assists after 68 matches.

Regarding Dumfries, the “silver arrow” of the Netherlands has piqued the interest of numerous teams in front of the 2022 World Cup. The player who is currently being paid by Inter Milan had a successful tournament in Qatar, despite the fact that the Netherlands were eliminated in the quarterfinals by Argentina. The Nerazzurri did not make a concerted effort to hold on to Dumfries at any cost. However, the transfer fee of 50 million euros (about £43 million) for the player who is 26 years old presents an opportunity for several rivals to catch up with Man United in the battle.

PSV has just told Man Utd one thing not to be missed about Cody Gakpo

When asked about his comments to Angel Di Maria, who declared he was the “worst coach of his career,” Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal had journalists at the news conference before the quarter-final versus Argentina burst out laughing.

Van Gaal called Di Maria’s comments “sad,” then added that he and Memphis Depay, who sat next to him at the news conference, “can still kiss on the lips” after working together. in Manchester. Despite being eliminated in the World Cup quarterfinals in Qatar, Van Gaal’s team performed well at the tournament, and the Dutch matches provided Cody Gakpo with an opportunity to express himself on the largest platform.

Gakpo is a highly sought after talent following the World Cup.

Van Gaal undoubtedly joked that he and Gakpo might “kiss on the lips” after the striker scored three goals in three group stage games against the Netherlands against Senegal, Qatar, and Ecuador.

Before the competition, the 71-year-old coach stated that Gakpo “has everything it takes to be a star,” and his forecast was quickly realised.

Gakpo performed admirably at the World Cup, elevating his status after impressing PSV. Last season, Gakpo, 23, contributed 21 goals and 15 assists in all competitions for PSV. So far this season, he has contributed 13 goals and 17 assists, making him a dream come true. The thirst of the scouts of Europe’s premier clubs is no sеcrет.

Gakpo is of interest to Manchester United in the summer, and he might be the answer to Erik ten Hag’s lack of attacking alternatives as the January transfer window approaches.

During the summer, the club reportedly held informal discussions with the player’s agent, and Gakpo’s agent represented Ten Hag. The numbers indicate that Manchester United’s financial condition is bleak, but the price of Gakpo, which PSV sports director Marcel Brands alluded to this week, could be low enough for the Glazers to approve a winter transfer.

When asked about Gakpo at a PSV fan gathering, Brands responded as follows: “You must be practical. How many European clubs can afford a player of Cody’s calibre, taking into account his price tag? Perhaps 10 or 12 clubs? Either way, the deal must be a record for PSV.”

“We must wait and see if it occurs. In the media, it appears that every club is interested, but in reality, we have not observed any interest. Currently, Cody is on vacation. If something were to occur, Cody or his agency may be aware of it. However, we have no knowledge.”

PSV will not overcharge for Gakpo.

Brands asserts that the sale of Gakpo must be a record for PSV, which means that the player’s transfer cost will exceed the 45 million euros they earned for Mexican winger Hirving Lozano in 2019 when he joined Napoli.

A valuation of 50 million euros or £43 million looks fair for United to meet in January.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s highest-paid player, and his departure has left Gakpo with an excessively large wage bill.

Anthony Martial is the only recognised striker on Ten Hag’s roster, therefore it would be irresponsible for them not to add an affordable striker like Gakpo.

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