Man United is already preparing its transfer strategy for the upcoming summer, with four moves targeted.
Although Manchester United’s summer transfer window has just about closed, there are already plans in place to add to the team’s strength before the 2024–2025 season.
Altay Bayindir, Jonny Evans, Sergio Reguilon, and Fiorentina star Sofyan Amrabat were the four acquisitions Erik ten Hag and his recruitment staff made on deadline day. Andre Onana, Mason Mount, and Rasmus Hojlund were three major recruits this summer, costing a combined £180 million.
However, United paid essentially nothing for that foursome as they looked into loan options for Reguilon and Amrabat. Harry Maguire and Donny van de Beek remaining put along with budget restrictions forced the team to abandon all attempts to sign new players.
However, Manchester Evening News has learned that work has begun on their summer hiring drive, despite the Premier League season having only four games played. Here’s how the ideal scenario may unfold: initially, United would like to pursue targets at full-back, center-back, central midfield, and in attacking areas.
When Ten Hag was first appointed, it was anticipated that United would look for a right-back. Aaron Wan-Bissaka was regarded unnecessary at that time, but the £50 million former Crystal Palace defender has come full circle and is now regularly listed on the team roster. The 22-year-old has begun this season off hot at Bayer Leverkusen, with one goal and three assists in four games. Ten Hag is rumored to openly ‘admire’ Frimpong.
Edmond Tapsoba (back, center)
As Bayer Leverkusen prepares for official overtures from potential bidders, Tapsoba has garnered high praise for his performances there, much like Frimpong did above. Contrary to Frimpong, the club has been successful in signing center-back Tapsoba to a lengthier deal. Next summer, Frimpong’s contract will expire after 12 months, but that of his defensive teammate has been extended to 2028.
Midfielder Sofyan Amrabat
On the final day, Amrabat’s loan transfer to the club was finalized, giving Ten Hag his man. A temporary transfer was the best option for all parties since it was clear that one or two important individuals upstairs had doubts about signing the World Cup hero. His original contract with United cost them €10 million, and a permanent transfer to United from Fiorentina is anticipated to cost about £25 million. Amrabat must first perform well while on loan, though.
If not, different possibilities will be looked into. Has Frenkie de Jong been checked on?
Defender Evan Ferguson
When Brighton visits Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, United will have an opportunity to see the striker they have been watching up close. Ferguson’s reputation keeps getting better, as the teenager from Ireland scored his first hat-trick in the Premier League just before the interval. After spending £73 million on Hojlund this summer, does the team still need a young striker? That is the primary query that United must respond to.