Double Dutch! Manchester United are attempting to HIJACK Lyon’s move for Feyenoord left back Tyrell Malacia – who has the same agent as Erik ten Hag’s No 1 target Frenkie de Jong
- Manchester United are targeting a move for Feyenoord defender Tyrell Malacia
- The Holland left back, 22, had reportedly verbally agreed to sign Ligue 1 Lyon
- But the Premier League side are trying to hijack their move for the five-cap star
- Malacia has the same agent as Erik ten Hag’s top target, Barca’s Frenkie de Jong
Manchester United want to hijack Lyon’s attempts to sign Tyrell Malacia.
The Ligue 1 outfit had reportedly secured a verbal agreement for the Feyenoord star.
But United are hoping to gazump the French side’s move for Malacia, who shares an agent with Erik ten Hag’s top target Frenkie de Jong.
Manchester United want to hijack Lyon’s attempts to sign Dutch star Tyrell Malacia (above)
Malacia has the same agent as new United manager Erik ten Hag’s No 1 target Frenkie de Jong
Barcelona midfielder de Jong, 25, is the Premier League side’s top priority, with new manager ten Hag desperate to sign the gifted playmaker to revamp his engine room.
United only want to move onto other signings, like Malacia, when the signing of de Jong is sorted.
But with that deal now 90 per cent complete, the Red Devils are ready to make a move for the 22-year-old left back, who would compete for a first-team spot with Luke Shaw. Current backup Alex Telles will be allowed to leave.
With the deal for de Jong now 90 per cent complete, ten Hag is ready to move for Malacia
With Malacia’s move to Lyon seemingly in the bag, United had moved onto alternative targets like Ajax’s Argentine defender Nicolas Tagliafico, who worked under ten Hag in Amsterdam.
But de Jong’s representatives are now trying to move both players onto ten Hag’s side.
Dutch side Feyenoord want Chelsea left back Ian Maatsen, 20, who enjoyed a successful loan at Championship side Coventry last year, to replace Malacia.