PICTURED: Incoming £13m left back Tyrell Malacia arrives at Carrington ahead of his Manchester United medical as Erik ten Hag seals his first signing as boss amid tough transfer window
- Dutch left back Tyrell Malacia has been pictured arriving at Man United’s base
- He was driven into Carrington early on Monday as he prepares for his medical
- Malacia is set to join in a £13m deal as Erik ten Hag finally makes his first move
Manchester United have taken a step closer to landing Erik ten Hag his first signing as Dutch left back Tyrell Malacia arrived at Carrington ahead of his medical.
It has been a frustrating start to the transfer window for United, who have watched a number of their rivals add to their squads in recent weeks.
But Malacia is United bound in a £13million deal from Feyenoord and the 22-year-old looked relaxed as he was driven into United’s Carrington training base early on Monday morning.
Inbound Manchester United signing Tyrell Malacia (pictured, back) seen arriving at Carrington
The 22-year-old left back is heading for Manchester United in a £13million deal from Feyenoord
Malacia is only 22 but his stock has rocketed since becoming a mainstay in Feyenoord’s first team and he will hold ambitions of locking down the left back spot for club and country in a World Cup year.
He will challenge Luke Shaw for the starting spot at Manchester United and will be confident he can win that battle.
Malacia played 136 times for Feyenoord and played a key role in helping guide them into the Europa Conference League final last season, where they lost narrowly to Jose Mourinho’s Roma.
The Dutchman has looked to be on the verge of a move to France after Lyon agreed a deal with Feyenoord.
Malacia will be Erik ten Hag’s first signing since he became Manchester United’s new manager
Ten Hag remains interested in signing Ajax winger Antony (left) and Lisandro Martinez (right)
But United, alerted to his availability, acted quickly and gazumped Lyon’s offer to bring him to Manchester.
Ten Hag wants to make a series of additions to his squad this summer but has so far been frustrated.
Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong is a primary target, while Antony, a striker who worked with Ten Hag at Ajax, is feared to be too expensive with a £70m price tag on his head.
Centre back Lisandro Martinez, also of Ajax, is a top target, but United face stiff competition from Arsenal, with the bidding in that race currently at £38m.
Ten Hag, who has already laid out hid core principles to the players back in training so far, is overseeing large-scale change in the squad.
United have had a tough start to the summer, with Cristiano Ronaldo wanting to leave the club
Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic have all departed over the last month and Malacia is set to end the drought of arrivals.
Ten Hag also faces the ominous prospect of a wantaway Cristiano Ronaldo due to report to Carrington on Monday.
It emerged on Saturday that Ronaldo wants to leave the club again, telling his employers to allow him to move on if they receive an appropriate offer.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner only returned to United last August, but he has been unhappy for several months due to the team’s poor form and regular turnover of managers.
He wants to challenge for major honours in the final years of his career, and feels this is unlikely to happen if he stays at United.
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