Manchester United’s proposed move for Ajax manager Erik ten Hag is now in the final stages, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Lowdown: Verbal agreement
The Athletic’s David Ornstein shared a huge development on Tuesday evening regarding the 52-year-old moving to Old Trafford.
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He revealed that the Red Devils had reached a verbal agreement with Ten Hag and now need to reach a deal with Ajax.
No announcement is expected this week due to Ajax’s Dutch Cup final against PSV Eindhoven, alathough Romano has shared what he knows on the situation.
The Latest: Romano’s update
Romano took to Twitter shortly after Ornstein, confirming his information. The transfer guru added that Ten Hag’s backroom staff still needs to be decided and shared details of a €2m (£1.67m) clause:
“Sources close to Erik ten Hag confirm David Ornstein report: his appointment as new Man United manager is at final stages.
“Nothing signed yet – back room staff to be decided. No announcement expected this week. Ajax and Man Utd will be in contact about €2m clause.”
The Verdict: Getting closer…
It looks as if it is just a matter of time until United can formally reveal Ten Hag as Ralf Rangnick’s long-term successor.
Of course, everything can still change, but it does appear that the Red Devils will get their man, with whom they held ‘positive’ talks last month.
Finalising a move before the end of the season will give Ten Hag and United the best possible chance of making the right decisions over the summer with regards to incomings and outgoings, instead of those calls being rushed should he have arrived during the summer window.
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