The day before, Manchester United officially announced that starting next season, the new head coach of the first team will be Erik ten Hag, who has established himself as a world-class specialist in Amsterdam’s Ajax.
According to The Telegraph, before agreeing to move to England, the Dutch specialist spent several weeks discussing with the leadership of the Red Devils the future vector of the club’s development, including potential reinforcements. Manchester United bosses are ready to make the new transfers needed by Ten Hag, despite spending more than one billion pounds on new players over the past decade.
According to the source, United prefers to sign two central midfielders and a player in the offensive line, while the Mancunians are also considering strengthening the position of centre forward and central defender. Ten Hague is considering the following candidates for the position of central midfielder: Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Aurelien Tchouameni (Monaco), Yves Bissouma (Brighton), Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton) and John McGinn (Aston Villa).
Also, the expert does not mind getting anyone from the following list: Declan Rice from West Ham, Jude Bellingham from Dortmund, Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, Christopher Nkunku from Leipzig, Arno Danjuma from Villarreal, and Antony from Amsterdam.
It will be recalled that Ten Hag has been leading Ajax since December 2017. He came to the Amsterdam club from the second team of Munich Bayern, where he worked with the current manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola.
Under Tag Hag, Ajax won the championship in 2019 and 2021 and is now leading the table by four points. Also, in 2019, the club reached the semifinals of the Champions League, where it dramatically lost to Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino. Want to know more about football and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to news99india.in and receive the latest updates to your email.