NEW Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is planning on making at least five signings this summer, according to reports.
Ten Hag, 52, has a lengthy shortlist but has identified a handful of top targets to help re-build the club, according to Manchester Evening News.Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is expected to spend big this summer[/caption] Frenkie de Jong could be on his way to join Erik ten Hag at Man Utd after being coached by him at Ajax[/caption] Christian Eriksen has done brilliantly since returning to the Premier League[/caption]
The Dutchman has outlined Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, former Spurs man Christian Eriksen, Ajax duo Jurrien Timber and Antony as well as a back-up goalkeeper.
United are interested in De Jong and are “doing everything possible” to bring him to Old Trafford according to the club’s CEO Richard Arnold.
Although it could take a fee of £80million for Barcelona to consider selling him, money is apparently not a consideration this summer with the United budget as big as needed.
Eriksen, 30, made an incredible comeback to football after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 while playing for Denmark.
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He impressed during the second half of last season at Brentford and Man Utd are reportedly confident they will sign him.
Ten Hag is hoping to reunite with some of his stars from Ajax’s title winning side last season.
Antony, scored 12 goals and assisted a further ten in all competitions last campaign and the winger is believed to have a good relationship with Ten Hag.
A deal for the Brazilian could be worth a reported £38.4million.
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United also want centre-back Timber, the 21 year-old is highly rated but ex-Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is supposedly trying to convince him against the move.
This is because the Holland boss wants Timber playing regular first-team football so that he can get up to speed for the World Cup.
A back-up keeper is required as Dean Henderson could be on his way out of the club.
Newcastle’s Karl Darlow and Watford’s Daniel Bachmann have been linked with moves and could be on Ten Hag wishlist.