Manchester United: Sky Sports share Jeremie Frimpong transfer update
Manchester United’s chase for Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong is ‘getting hotter’, according to Sky Sports Germany.
The Lowdown: Gakpo ‘agreement’
The Red Devils appear to be making plans for the January transfer window, with PSV forward Cody Gakpo seemingly a key target. He has shone on the world stage in Qatar, scoring three goals in as many games to help his country qualify for the last 16.
Recent reports have claimed that United have reached an ‘agreement in principle’ to sign the player, and it looks as if another member of the Netherlands’ World Cup squad could be on the move to Old Trafford.
The Latest: Frimpong transfer update
Sky Sports Germany shared an update regarding United and Frimpong late on Monday night.
They stated that a summer move ‘is becoming more and more apparent’, adding that the full-back is aware of United’s interest and is ‘open to a change’.
The Verdict: Wan-Bissaka replacement?
Diogo Dalot has been Erik ten Hag’s first-choice right-back this season, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka playing just four minutes of Premier League action so far in 2022/23.
United appear to be keen to offload the former Crystal Palace man in 2023, so Frimpong could be the ideal long-term replacement at Old Trafford.
Hailed as a ‘special player’ by his manager Xabi Alonso, Frimpong is still just 21 years of age and can play as a left-back or further forward as a right midfielder if required.
Therefore, considering his versatility and age, and having gone from strength to strength with Leverkusen over the last 18 months, the former Celtic gem could be a shrewd prospective signing for United.