Manchester United confident of landing first signing of Erik ten Hag’s Old Trafford revolution as deal nears for £12.9m Feyenoord defender Tyrell Malacia following positive talks
- Manchester United are hopeful they can complete the signing of Tyrell Malacia
- United are ready to pay £12.9m for Malacia and need to agree personal terms
- Erik ten Hag’s side are continuing to work on a deal for Frenkie de Jong
Manchester United are confident of signing £12.9m Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia after talks on Wednesday.
United now need to agree personal terms with the 22-year-old, which is expected to be straightforward.
It is anticipated that Malacia will become the first signing of the Erik ten Hag era at United as the new manager looks to improve the club’s fortunes.
Manchester United are confident of completing a deal for Feyenoord defender Tyrell Malacia
New United manager Erik ten Hag is eager to improve his team’s options at left-back
Known for his pace and impressive positioning, Malacia is set to strengthen United at left-back, with Luke Shaw and Alex Telles the club’s other main options in that position.
Malacia has five senior caps for Holland having previously represented his country at various youth levels.
A product of Feyenoord’s academy, he has made 136 senior appearances for the club and won the KNVB Cup in the 2017-18 campaign.
The 22-year old had been on United’s radar this window but was poised to join French side Lyon as the Old Trafford club focused attention on their bid to sign Frenkie de Jong.
Malacia is set to cost £12.9million, with United now having to agree personal terms
United are also looking to finalise the signing of Malacia’s compatriot Frenkie de Jong
United are continuing to pursue a deal for Malacia’s international colleague De Jong.
De Jong has been Ten Hag’s main target since taking charge of United, with the pair having previously worked together at Ajax.
Sportsmail sources have indicated a deal between United and Barcelona for De Jong is ’90 per cent’ complete, with just the finer details left to conclude.
There is optimism that the transfer will be completed this week. United will pay an initial £55million to the Spanish club for De Jong, a fee that could rise close to £70m.