Manchester United’s plan to sign Tyrell Malacia is on track despite concerns over the player’s representation.
The Red Devils recently moved ahead of Lyon in the race to sign the 22-year-old and it now looks like the Ligue 1 giants have pulled out of the race for his signature.
However, we’ve not had a transfer update on Malacia for days, until now.
The Athletic claims United have reached a full agreement with Feyenoord for the transfer of Malacia for around €15 million. The left-back will be brought in to compete with Luke Shaw for a place in the team.
As for fellow left-backs Alex Telles and Brandon Williams, it remains to be seen if the manager will keep both of them at the club next season. The latter is surplus to requirements and that’s why I initially thought that signing Malacia made sense for Erik ten Hag.
It’s added that there was an issue surrounding Malacia’s representation, with the intermediary the defender has previously worked with not authorised to conduct the deal. It is believed that the player decided against using Ali Dursun (same agent as Frenkie de Jong) for the impending switch to Old Trafford, instead opting to operate alongside his father.
The Manchester Evening News understands that the issue over Malacia’s representation and his father has been resolved, with senior United sources stressing there is “no problem” with the deal in place.
United will be hope that signing a deal for De Jong with Dursun won’t have any complications.