The lowdown: Rising star
A product of the Rotterdam club’s academy system, the 22-year-old left-back made his senior professional debut in 2017 and has since amassed 132 first-team appearances in his homeland.
Already a fully-fledged Netherlands international, Malacia has made great strides in a short career to date, and last November he switched to a new agency with a potential view to a summer transfer.
That move could well be to Old Trafford, if the latest reports are to be believed…
The latest: Ten Hag targeting Malacia for Man Utd
The report claimed that the incoming Red Devils boss has ‘targeted’ Malacia, having failed to lure the marauding full-back to Ajax last summer.
It is also stated that a £20m offer could be enough to persuade Feyenoord to part ways with their prodigy, who has been described as ‘excellent’ by journalist and Dutch football specialist Michael Bell.
The verdict: Rebuild begins
Much has been made of the task facing Ten Hag in Manchester, and it appears that the Dutchman is wasting little time in getting to work in the transfer market.
Although United’s current first-choice left-back Luke Shaw enjoyed a stellar 2020/21 campaign, he has struggled for fitness this term and has been left vying with Alex Telles for his place in the team.
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Therefore, with one goal and four assists in 30 Eredivisie appearances this season alongside an impressive 7.08 Sofascore rating whilst making 2.7 tackles, 1.2 clearances and 1.6 successful dribbles per game, it’s no surprise that Ten Hag is reportedly eyeing up a move for Malacia as an early piece of transfer business at Old Trafford.
In other news: United are also interested in one Serie A star…find out more here.
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