Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is ready to show three players the exit once the signing of Tyrell Malacia is confirmed.
The new United boss is yet to make his first signing since taking charge at Old Trafford but moves for Malacia and Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong are gathering pace and could be completed in the coming days. And should Feyenoord left-back Malacia come in the likes of Alex Telles, Brandon Williams and Alvaro Fernandez could all leave.
It comes as ten Hag’s hopes of signing Antony are taking shape with Spurs forward Steven Bergwijn edging closer to his move to Ajax. And the Red Devils could welcome back former back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero with the Argentine reportedly open to the idea of moving back to the Old Trafford outfit.
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Three players set for exit
Alex Telles, Brandon Williams and Alvaro Fernandez could all leave Manchester United once Tyrell Malacia completes his move to Old Trafford.
The Feyenoord left-back has become a key target for Erik ten Hag as he begins his overhaul of United’s squad this summer. The signing would appear to signal the end of Telles’ career at United following his struggles to establish himself as a first-team regular at the club.
Williams, who spent last season on loan at relegated Norwich City, will be allowed to leave for around £10million. While Fernandez, who won the under-23 Player of the Year last season, will be allowed to go out on loan in search of regular minutes to aid his development.
Ten Hag’s transfer plan takes shape
Erik ten Hag could have a clear run at reported transfer target Antony after Premier League rivals Tottenham failed in their attempts to use Steven Bergwijn as a makeweight in their move for Richarlison.
Ajax are interested in signing former PSV winger Bergwijn this summer and will be buoyed by the news that the Dutchman won’t be moving to Everton. And should Ajax prove successful in bringing in Bergwijn this summer it could free Antony up to complete his move to Old Trafford to reunite with former manager Erik ten Hag.
Romero ‘open’ to return
Former back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero could be set for a dramatic return to Manchester United.
Romero is available on a free transfer this summer after leaving Italian outfit Venezia and United are exploring their options to replace Nottingham Forest-bound Dean Henderson. The English shot-stopper had hoped to dislodge David de Gea as United’s number one last season but ultimately struggled to do so.
And Ten Hag is already showing his ruthless streak by agreeing to move the goalkeeper on as he looks to undo a ‘mistake’ by his predecessor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.