Erik ten Hag’s early attempts with Manchester United in the transfer window haven’t gone quite as planned.
The wait for the first new arrival of the summer continues as the Dutchman begins his reconstruction, with Frenkie de Jong still appearing the most likely to be the first through the door. United are continue pressing in their talks with Barcelona in an attempt to end what has been a lengthy situation.
Ten Hag’s other objectives for United are already well-known, with Jurrien Timber, Antony, Christian Eriksen, and Daniel Bachmann all on his want list. If none of them go as planned, United’s manager will be forced to seek elsewhere.
Tielemans, whose name will be well-known to supporters of Manchester United, has been mentioned in connection with a possible transfer to Old Trafford for some time. Since Ten Hag arrived, the debate about this matter has died down, but he may still prove to be a viable choice, especially if they are unsuccessful in their efforts to get De Jong’s services.
There is a lot of chatter coming from Leicester that the Belgium international will be moving on in the near future, and it’s unclear whether that will be this summer or the next year. It’s basically just a matter of guesswork as to which of the several teams connected to him will end up signing him.
United’s right side has been a problem, but there are possibilities this summer.
Asensio has been linked with a transfer to Liverpool from Real Madrid, likely in anticipation of Mohamed Salah’s departure. United might get the upper hand after losing to Darwin Nunez.