It has been stated that Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has his sights set on a versatile player who formerly played for Tottenham and who has pushed his game to the next level when he was playing in Spain.
In an effort to stamp his authority on the team’s roster, the manager of the Red Devils spent well over £200 million on new players during the transfer window in the summer. After coming sixth in the last competition, it was obvious that significant improvements would need to be made. In addition, the first indications of his reign have revealed a great deal of early potential.
In point of fact, victories over teams such as Arsenal, Tottenham, and Liverpool have demonstrated exactly what Manchester United is capable of doing. But Ten Hag is aware that additional modifications will need to be done in order for his team to advance to the next level.
In light of this, preparations for the January window are currently being brought to fruition. As a result of the club’s decision to split ways with Cristiano Ronaldo, the manager of Manchester United wants to strengthen his strikeforce by recruiting other players. Concerning Ronaldo, Ten Hag has finally allowed his feelings to get the better of him in light of the tumultuous departure of the seasoned player.
Cody Gakpo appears to be the most obvious choice to come in, despite the fact that there are various warning signs around the player in light of his current asking price of £65 million.
In addition to this, Ten Hag is aiming to make a decision on United’s goalkeeper issue. At the conclusion of the current campaign, David De Gea’s contract will come to an end. Even though the club has an option to extend his contract for another year, they may instead decide to let him go.
With this information in mind, rumors are gaining momentum that a deal for Yann Sommer is getting closer and closer to being finalized.
Nevertheless, the most important objective for the January transfer window most likely involves the acquisition of a new right back.
Last month, TEAMtalk exclusively revealed that a decision had been made to allow Aaron Wan-Bissaka depart, and that there are currently two suitors from the Premier League competing for his services.
And at this point, the most important concern for Ten Hag is finding a replacement for Diogo Dalot who can both compete with and cover for Ten Hag.
It has been claimed that the Red Devils are mulling over a variety of possibilities in this regard, with Jeremie Frimpong, Max Aarons, and Denzel Dumfries being among of their potential targets.
However, according to speculations originating in Spain, Ten Hag is allegedly currently looking for Villarreal defender Juan Foyth.
Since making the move to the Yellow Submarine in 2020 from Tottenham, the Argentina defender has been playing with the team. After agreeing to terms for an initial loan, the transaction was finalized in June 2021 as a permanent contract worth £12.9 million (€15 million).
He has played 76 times for Villarreal, scoring twice but more notably impressed with the caliber of his play throughout those outings.
Although Foyth made his name playing in the middle of the defense, El Madrigal has given him opportunities to play on the right side of the defense.
Reports have said that Ten Hag is interested because of his versatility to play in a variety of positions across the defense.
According to reports, Chelsea are also investigating the possibility of a transfer for the Argentina star who has 16 caps for his country.
However, according to recent reports, United is currently in the lead of the competition. In addition, the source states that Villarreal are looking for a transfer fee of £36 million (or €42 million) in order to consider selling the 24-year-old player.