The Dutch boss is struggling with an injury crisis in his midfield this season with both Cristian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek suffering. While the pairing of former Real Madrid star Casemiro and fellow Brazilian Fred has become Ten Hag’s preferred lineup, he knows the importance of having depth in the squad. The former Ajax coach brought in Marcel Sabitzer on a loan deal from Bayern Munich in the January transfer window in order to add much-needed midfield options for the season.
Despite their latest humiliating defeat to Liverpool, the Red Devils continue their hunt for achieving the quadruple this season. While winning the Premier League seems to be the most difficult challenge, a top-three finish this season could be admirable with a chance at Champions League glory next season.
United are potentially getting new owners that are ready to spend big in the next transfer window with Ten Hag preparing a massive shortlist to bolster many positions in his squad. For his midfield, the Dutch boss wants at least De Jong or Bellingham. While Barcelona are reluctant about selling their former Ajax superstar, Dortmund boss has now opened up about Bellingham’s potential exit.
Dortmund boss responds to Manchester United wanting Jude Bellingham
BVB manager Edin Terzic is well aware of the interest garnered by his 19-year-old superstar with United making the English international their top target for the summer.
"“We’re really happy and delighted that he is part of our team, he’s one of our leaders at the age of 19, he stepped through to the English national team as a player of BVB and this is something we’re really happy with.”“This [Bellingham’s Exit] is something that is going to be a topic for his future but our future now is that we’re going to face a really good opponent tomorrow in Chelsea FC and so we need him in a good way.”“Everyone knows his potential. He’s a world-class talent. It’s difficult to know what’s best for him and that’s something he and his family have to decide.” Terzic told reportersSource Goal"
With a contract running until 2025, United will have to spend big to convince the Bundesliga giants to part ways with the midfielder.
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