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Fabrizio Romano: Manchester United “working” on “crucial signing”; Ten Hag’s involved in talks.



“Working” on a “crucial signing” is Fabrizio Romano of Manchester United; Ten Hag’s

club is engaged in negotiations.Reportedly, Manchester United is prepared to overhaul its defense this summer in an effort to salvage a season that is developing into a dismal one. The Red Devils, who are already eliminated from Europe this season, are in jeopardy of missing out on qualification for the following season after Brighton and Wolves played to a scoreless stalemate on Monday night, dropping to eighth place in the Premier League table.In light of the situation, discussions have already begun regarding a defensive clearout that could put numerous players in jeopardy. United have decided not to exercise their option to extend Raphael Varane’s contract by an additional year; therefore, Varane and 2023 free agent signing Jonny Evans could both depart in the summer as free agents.United’s central defenders




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Additionally, Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans are available for the right price; therefore, United may need to potentially acquire a number of new center-backs in order to maintain adequate depth. Below are some updates from journalist Fabrizio Romano regarding potential incomings.


United and Ten Hag are rapidly developing a new defender.

The United Stand was informed by Romano that the club has been collaborating with their talent scouts since early autumn in preparation to acquire a “top centre-back” during the summer transfer window. Erik ten Hag is an active participant in the process, as United may seek to acquire both a prime-aged player and one on the verge of becoming world-class.”The following center-back will be an indispensable acquisition in the summer.” They have already begun working on this with the reconnaissance department; Erik ten Hag has been a part of the effort since the end of September. “They had some internal deliberations regarding a new center-back, and their intention was to acquire a premier center-back during the summer transfer window.””There may be two central defenders available.” A premier one, and possibly one for the future and present. “This is going to be an extremely critical decision.”


De Ligt is one of several potential targets.

As a result, the obvious inquiry is who United will pursue acquisitions of. A candidate is Matthijs de Ligt of Bayern Munich, who played for Ajax under Ten Hag and, having fallen down the pecking order, could depart Germany this season if his club receives a suitable offer. Unsurprisingly, United are interested in the dissatisfied Dutchman, and it appears that the manager is the motivating force behind that interest.Two additional athletes may also qualify as the previously mentioned rising stars. The initial candidate is Jarrad Branthwaite of Everton, whose performances this season have impressed the Old Trafford hierarchy. However, this maneuver may prove difficult to execute in light of Real Madrid’s rumored interest and the reported £100 million asking price.


An additional consideration could be the acquisition of Jean-Clair Todibo, considering that Jim Ratcliffe, a recent United shareholder and proprietor of Nice, also owns the club. It is believed that the 20-time champions are in prime position to acquire the Frenchman, who has been labeled their primary objective.