Tyrell Malacia

Manchester United have taken a step closer to landing Erik ten Hag his first signing as Dutch left back Tyrell Malacia arrived at Carrington ahead of his medical.

It has been a frustrating start to the transfer window for United, who have watched a number of their rivals add to their squads in recent weeks.

But Malacia is United bound in a £13million deal from Feyenoord and the 22-year-old looked relaxed as he was driven into United’s Carrington training base early on Monday morning.

Malacia is only 22 but his stock has rocketed since becoming a mainstay in Feyenoord’s first team and he will hold ambitions of locking down the left back spot for club and country in a World Cup year.

He will challenge Luke Shaw for the starting spot at Manchester United and will be confident he can win that battle.

Malacia played 136 times for Feyenoord and played a key role in helping guide them into the Europa Conference League final last season, where they lost narrowly to Jose Mourinho’s Roma.

The Dutchman has looked to be on the verge of a move to France after Lyon agreed a deal with Feyenoord.

But United, alerted to his availability, acted quickly and gazumped Lyon’s offer to bring him to Manchester.

More to follow.


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