The Lowdown: United eye bid
The Red Devils appear to be closing in on two Netherlands internationals as Erik ten Hag’s first signings. Reports have suggested that deals have been agreed in principle for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia.
Ten Hag appears to have his eye on another Dutch star, with rumours suggesting that United may launch a €30m (£26m) bid for Inter Milan full-back Dumfries.
Goal have also claimed in recent weeks that the 26-year-old is under consideration as an ‘ideal player’ for Ten Hag’s favoured system.
The Latest: Romano’s comments
Talking to GiveMeSport, Romano had this to say on Dumfries following links of a move to Old Trafford, hailing the right wing back as ‘perfect’ for the Premier League.
“He’s a very good player and I’m sure he would be perfect for the Premier League.
“He’s a physical player, he’s scoring goals, he had a very good first season at Inter and it was not easy because he was replacing Achraf Hakimi, who was one of the best right backs in Inter’s history, so it wasn’t easy, but he did very well.”
The Verdict: One to watch?
It looks as if United could go after Dumfries after they tie up moves for both De Jong and Malacia. As Romano mentions, he enjoyed a fine first season with Inter, contributing to 12 goals in 45 games.
Dumfries was also the club’s best rated full-back in 2021/22, as per WhoScored, with an average match rating of 6.81/10.
How many signings do Man Utd need to make this summer?
United may need to move on one of Aaron Wan-Bissaka or Diogo Dalot in order to bring Dumfries to Manchester and use him as a wing-back on the opposite side to Malacia, so fans may have to keep an eye on outgoings before we see any serious movement on the Dumfries front.
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