Manchester United’s transfer activity this summer will depend on whether a takeover agreement is reached by then but if it is, and prospective new owners give the green light to initiate phase two of Erik ten Hag’s rebuild, it’s fair to assume that the Reds will be heavily active.
Ten Hag’s first transfer window in charge of the club saw United break the record for most money spent in one single window at Old Trafford but there are no signs that the Dutchman is done building his squad.
Right-back was an area Ten Hag was keen on strengthening last summer but a lack of funds coupled with other departments in need of more urgent addressing meant that it was placed on the back burner.
Since then, Diogo Dalot enjoyed his best six months at the club and since the turn of the year, Aaron Wan-Bissaka has turned his career around.
Despite the healthy competition for places at right-back now, reports claim Ten Hag is still on keen on adding firepower, with Bundesliga star Jeremie Frimpong named as a target.
That’s according to German outlet SportBild, via SportWitness, who say that Ten Hag is personally determined to sign his countryman this summer.
It’s claimed that Frimpong is among the hottest properties at Leverkusen this season but a move would come at a hefty price for the Old Trafford club.
As per the report, despite Frimpong having just two year remaining on his deal with the Bundesliga club, signing the 22-year-old would cost a whopping €60m (£52m).