The Lowdown: Malacia medical
The Red Devils appear to be closing in on Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia. United have reportedly agreed on a £13m fee for the 22-year-old, who is set to undergo the first part of his medical today.
A move appeared to be under potential threat due to an issue with the player’s representation, but it seems as if Malacia will become Erik ten Hag’s first signing as manager at Old Trafford, and United are already working on landing another star from the Eredivisie.
The Latest: Martinez proposal
Romano took to Twitter on Saturday, revealing that United have made an ‘official proposal’ to Martinez, which the reporter deemed to be ‘better than Arsenal’s’.
The Red Devils are now ‘pushing to agree on personal terms’, with Romano adding that Ten Hag is the ‘key factor’ in the possibility of the Argentine following his former manager to Old Trafford, with the player set to ask Ajax to grant him his desired move to the Premier League.
The Verdict: He’d be ideal
Martinez appears to be viewed as a quicker centre-back who Ten Hag can use in a high line alongside Raphael Varane.
Described as an “excellent player” by none other than the new United manager, the 24-year-old would also provide an option at full-back and as a holding midfielder, something which could come in useful.
The Red Devils would also be getting one over on their Premier League rivals, should the Argentine choose Old Trafford over the Emirates Stadium, so everything seems to be pointing towards Martinez being an excellent potential signing.
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