Manchester United are preparing for next season and are already thinking about improving the team. Seeing that the race for the Premier League is no longer a possibility, Erik Ten Hag aims to win Europa League and FA Cup, but also trying to finish high in the regular table, so they can enter European competition next year.
Putting an eye on the objectives and the defensive situation of the team, the Dutch coach will rush the signing of a right back, due to the last outcomes, which he thinks is the weaker part of the team. The player is Jeremie Frimpong, who plays for Bayern Leverkusen and is the kind of player that will fit perfectly in Erik Ten Hag´s future plans.
The twenty-two-year-old defender has played thirty-six games in the current season, scoring a total amount of eight goals and giving nine assists. His current value is around thirty-five million dollars.
What’s Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag plan with this player?
There are two options for this player, the first one is, because of the outcomes of the last games and the weaknesses on the defensive right side, is trying to negotiate the price of Frimpong but without spending too much money, because Aaron Wan-Bissaka´s future stays unknown, as he only played a total of 22 games in the current season. And the other alternative on the right side of the defence is Diogo Dalot, which is prominent at the time of the offence, but his defensive skills left some things to question.
The other option is waiting till Frimpong´s contracts expire and he comes as a free agent. But as Erik Ten Hag wants a new defensive player for the next transfer window, the option of free agent is unavailable because the contract expires in the next two years.