Jeremie Frimpong is on his way to signing for Manchester United in the summer as a deal is getting 'closer'.
The Bayer Leverkusen right-back had been linked to the Red Devils before the World Cup but a move in January never materialised, with the club opting to use the loan market instead of making big-money signings.
But now it appears that the defender is back in contention for a move to Old Trafford ahead of the upcoming window, following his bright displays in Germany.
Christian Falk exclusively revealed to CaughtOffside that the Bundesliga star was nearing a move to Man Utd.
“Jeremie Frimpong is getting closer and closer to a United move. Frimpong was also a topic in winter – United really wanted him then,” the Bild reporter wrote.“You know, he’s a Dutch player and his connection to Erik ten Hag is very close. There should have been talks.
“So, you see now that Ten Hag is performing well with his team and has good arguments for Frimpong and for United in terms of fulfilling his wish. I think he’s one of Ten Hag’s main targets for the summer.”
The Leverkusen right-back has provided 12 goal contributions in 30 games across all competitions this season, in what's been a spellbinding term for the former Manchester City defender.
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Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s place in the squad and his future, in general, is up in the air - with FootballTransfer revealing that he is among those earmarked with a move away from the club in the upcoming window.
We also reported that Man Utd are in the market for a right-back to come in, one who fits the philosophy that Erik ten Hag wishes to incorporate. Frimpong is indeed on the list.
Man Utd were left to lick their wounds after a harrowing 7-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
The defeat highlighted the need for reinforcements in the upcoming window, where the club will aim to bring in a striker, right-back, and a high-quality central midfielder or two.
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