Feyenoord have accepted Manchester United’s bid of €15 million for Tyrell Malacia, according to multiple top sources.
The agreement has been confirmed by the club’s sporting director Frank Arnesen but the Red Devils are yet to speak about personal terms with the left-back.
Speaking about the deal, Arnesen said: “The agreement with Man United is there. We are now waiting for Tyrell. If Malacia says yes, then a transfer to Man United is imminent.”
Malacia is capable of playing at both left-back and left-wing-back. The 22-year-old, who has been capped five times for the Netherlands national team, has been at Feyenoord since 2008
Thus, the deal is expected to go through officially as soon as the Red Devils agree personal terms with the player. But who exactly is Malacia?
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Meet the player
Malacia is a left-back who is also capable of playing at left wing-back. The 22-year-old has been at Feyenoord since 2008 and already has five senior Netherlands caps to his name.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Man United will pay a €15 million guaranteed fee for the player plus add-ons, thus hijacking Marseille’s deal.
Dominating the Eredivisie
Compared to other defenders in the Eredivisie last season, Malacia has:
- most shots
- most take-ons completed
- most successful through balls
- second-most final third passes
- third-most tackles made
- third-most touches in the opposition box
Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag is personally interested in bringing the young Dutchman to Old Trafford. The manager is impressed by the full-back’s ‘speed, positional awareness, high interception rate and ability to attack space’.
As per Sky Sports, Malacia perfectly fits the profile of a player the 52-year-old wants to have as part of the Man United’s squad next season as the club’s rebuild finally gets underway.