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Manchester United named as sole contenders to sign Jeremie Frimpong

Manchester United named as sole contenders to sign Jeremie Frimpong - Manchester United News

Manchester United have been handed named as the sole contenders to sign Jeremie Frimpong as Bayer Leverkusen’s struggles may cause them to have to reshape their squad.

The Lowdown: Red Devils chase right-back?

In the January transfer window, Fabrizio Romano told GIVEMESPORT that Man United could be in the market for a new right-back, should Aaron Wan-Bissaka leave the club.

The Englishman ended up remaining at Old Trafford, despite interest from the likes of Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers, but it is unclear how highly he is rated by Erik ten Hag, given that he has made just eight Premier League appearances this season.

The Latest: Door open for Frimpong

According to a report from BILD, ¬†Leverkusen’s ‘crisis season’ could open the door for the Red Devils to sign Frimpong in the summer.

Man United are named in this report as the only main side interested, and they could have a very good chance to sign him, given that the Bundesliga club may choose to overhaul their squad.

The Verdict: Get it done?

Once hailed as ‘outstanding’ and a ‘top, top player’ by Celtic boss Neil Lennon, the 22-year-old would provide Ten Hag with more of an attacking threat from right-back, weighing in with a remarkable five goals and one assist in 19 Bundesliga appearances this season.

The Dutchman is also a very competent dribbler of the ball, ranking in the 99th percentile for successful take-ons per 90 in the past year, averaging 2.00, an increase on the figure of 1.49 per 90 from Wan-Bissaka in the same timeframe.

Frimpong is less assured in the defensive side of the game, recording less tackles, interceptions and clearances per 90 than the 25-year-old, but he would still be a very good signing, able to offer Ten Hag different qualities to his current options in the position.

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